Obama pushes expedited timetable on immigration reform in meeting with faith leaders

Posted on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 16:36 pm

Earlier today President Obama met with 14 faith leaders—of whom HIAS' Mark Hetfield was one—to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. During the White House meeting, he reiterated that CIR is a priority for his administration and emphasized his goal of seeing a bill on immigration reform in the next 60 days. The meeting was covered by CNN,  the Washington Times, Politico, Talk Radio News Service, RTTNews, Latinos Post, and KSTU Fox News 13

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Posted by Weird on March 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I agree with Anne. The video was charming, but it could have used more eapimshs on the work that HIAS has been doing for so long. I remember having heard about the organization as a young child after my family's post-Holocaust immigration to N.Y. HIAS was always spoken of in reverential tones by my parents and the other greene who had come in search of a better life after the war.

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Posted by Naomi on March 31, 2013 at 1:08 am

that a child born to an illegal is a czieitn. If your parent is an illegal, then you are born an illegal. We can not go to Mexico illegally and demand that we become a czieitn. I feel that the United States is just establishing a subculture that they can underpay. If they paid a fair wage then there would no be a question whether African-Americans would want those jobs. What happens when the Mexicans become czieitns and no longer want to work for the lower wages? Will this large group unionized and then demand higher wages?If you look at the trades, they are opening their doors to Mexicans and still give African-Americans a hard time.It irritates me when I hear press 1 for English and press 2 for Spanish. They like all other nationalities should have to learn to speak English. This is America, not Mexico. I am happy that you had this discussion.

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Posted by rgelrpifda on March 31, 2013 at 8:10 am

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