President Obama to Deliver Immigration Speech this Morning

President Obama to Deliver Immigration Speech this Morning


This morning President Obama will deliver a speech on immigration at the White House. This comes as the Senate begins floor debate on the bipartisan gang of eight immigration reform bill and as the House works to craft its own legislation.

A collection of law enforcement, labor, business, faith and elected officials from both major parties, in addition to two DREAMers, will be in attendance at the White House for the speech. The White House has announced that the following people will be attending:

·         Chief William Bratton, Former Chief of Police, LAPD and NYPD

·         Paul Bridges, Mayor of Uvalda, Georgia

·         Tom Donohue, President and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce

·         Steve Case, President and CEO, Revolution LLC

·         Julian Castro, Mayor, San Antonio, Texas

·         Luis Cortes, President, Esperanza USA

·         Barrett Duke, Director of the Research Institute, Southern Baptist Convention

·         Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Harris County, Texas

·         Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce

·         Mary Kay Henry, International President, SEIU

·         Marlon Hill, Former President of the Caribbean Bar Association

·         Gary Loveman, President and CEO, Caesars Entertainment

·         Sheriff Margaret Mims, Fresno County, California

·         Mee Moua, President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center

·         Gabriela Pacheco, DREAMer and Director, The Bridge Project

·         Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia Police Commissioner

·         Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

·         Tolu Olubunmi, DREAMer