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Immigration Law

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Supreme Court's Non-Ruling on Immigration

White House, June 23, 2016 - "[O]one of the reasons why America is such a diverse and inclusive nation is because we’re a nation of immigrants.  Our Founders conceived of this country as a refuge for the world. And for more than two centuries, welcoming wave after wave of immigrants has kept us youthful and dynamic and entrepreneurial.  It has shaped our character, and it has made us stronger.  But for more than two decades now, our immigration system, everybody acknowledges, has been broken.  And the fact that the Supreme Court wasn’t able to issue a decision today doesn’t just set the system back even further, it takes us further from the country that we aspire to be.  Just to lay out some basic facts that sometimes get lost in what can be an emotional debate. ... "  [Video]