May 18th, 2012 by Eric J. Ramos
IN THIS ISSUE
The U.S. Naturalization Civics Test
It’s An Election Year: President Obama’s Cinco de Mayo Speech, 2012
Why We Don’t Have Immigration Reform: According to David Axelrod, The Tea Party is to Blame
The Faces of US Immigrants: Alejandro Mayorkas, USCIS Director
Recipes From The Melting Pot: Scones, A British Delight
Quote of the Month
President Barack Obama
In the past few months, we have been writing about the Republican and Democratic candidates’ stance with respect to immigration issues. This month we close with President Barack Obama’s stance on immigration.
The President plans to create a 21st century immigration system by:
• Continuing to fulfill the federal government’s responsibility to securing our borders
• Demanding accountability for businesses that break the law by undermining American workers and exploiting undocumented workers
• Strengthening our economic competiveness by creating a legal immigration system that reflects our values and diverse needs, and
• Requiring responsibility from people who are living in the United States illegally
During the last two years, the Obama Administration has taken steps to address issues regarding our immigration system. For example, his Administration:
• Dedicated unprecedented resources to secure the border
• Made interior and worksite enforcement smarter and more effective, and
• Worked to improve our legal immigration system
He strongly supports the passage of the DREAM Act but has failed to pass such legislation, even when the Democrats had control of both houses of Congress.
In the next few months, we will compare President Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s views on immigration as we near the November 2012 election. If you think you are a legal permanent resident who is eligible for U.S. Citizenship, don’t wait to apply. You may get your citizenship in time to vote in the national election in November 2012.