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Big problem is we have very different ideas on what exactly is broken.
This is an article I’ve had kicking around for over a week. Nothing surprising here, but want to post it so as to not lose the link. Earlier this month the Obama Administration had a chit-chat meeting in the White House with members of the African Diaspora. They like that word “diaspora” because it makes it sound so what—chic, exotic, acceptable? to spread throughout the world like the Somalis have done and as reported in this Taki’s Magazine article I’ve also had kicking around in my queue for more than a few days.
From the Office of White House Public Engagement:
This past Friday (a couple of Fridays ago), White House and senior administration officials – including representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Education, and HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement – met with African community leaders to discuss immigration issues specific to the African immigrant and refugee population. The convening brought together leaders and advocates representing communities from the countries of Mauritania, Somalia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Guinea Bissau.
Cecilia Munoz, Director of White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, opened the forum and highlighted the challenges in fixing the legal immigration system and reassured the community leaders in the room of the President’s continued commitment to a legislative solution to fixing the broken immigration system.
Get your White House community organizing “tool kit.”
Stephanie Valencia, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement, encouraged everyone in the room to help broaden the dialogue and elevate the debate by hosting immigration action roundtables in their own communities check out the roundtable toolkit to sponsor your own immigration roundtable.
After you have your local “immigration roundtable” turn in the names of those attending to help build for Obama’s reelection efforts (they don’t really say that, but they do want the attendees names).
For more on Obama’s “conversation” on “broadening the dialogue,” and “elevating the debate” about our “broken immigration system” go here, so we can “win the future.” Blah, blah, blah…..