Today, President Obama is traveling to El Paso, Texas to discuss the need to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch his speech live atWhiteHouse.gov/live starting at 3:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. MDT):
Our nation is the leader of the global economy in part because of the steady stream of hardworking and talented people who have come to our country in search of a better life for themselves and their families. As we continue to strengthen our economy, we need an immigration system that demands responsibility and accountability from government, businesses and immigrants themselves.
In his speech today, the President will lay out his vision for an immigration system for America's 21st century economy and will call on Americans across the country to join a constructive conversation on this issue. We know that folks are already discussing this issue around their dinner tables, with their friends and neighbors and through social media communities like Twitter.
Here are just a few ways you can get involved in the conversation, and tell us here at the White House what you think:
Most Americans agree that our immigration system is broken: it hamstrings our economy, it hurts families who play by the rules, and it leaves millions living in the shadows without a path to get right with the law.
We can't out-educate, out-innovate and out-build our competitors without an immigration system that works for our economy. That's why this conversation on immigration reform is so important. We need voices from across the country to help us elevate the debate and move forward.
We're looking forward to hearing what you have to say.
Senior Advisor to the President
11 Mei 2011
President Obama is traveling to El Paso, Texas to discuss the need to fix our broken immigration system
By Persahabatan Papua - Israel at 5/11/2011