Valerie Jarrett: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Immigration and Healthcare

Valerie Jarrett: Obama's Legacy Will Be Immigration and Healthcare
Valerie Jarrett seen here with Barack Obama

AFRICANGLOBE – The immigration bill is important because “it gets back to civil rights,” she said.

“We talked about women, we talked about people from the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community, we talked about people of different colors, and making sure that this is still a nation of laws and of immigrants, is extremely important to the health of our country,” she said.

However, opponents of the pending immigration bills say they will shrink most Americans’ wages and wealth, and hit low-skilled Americans hardest.

Since 2000, the native-born population has grown by 16 million, the population of employed immigrants has grown by 5.3 million ”and yet there are fewer Americans working now than in 2000,” said Krikorian. ”How long do we have to wait?” he asked.

Advocates who support an immigration rewrite say it will increase the overall size of the nation’s population and economy, and boost revenue to the federal government. “It will make us stronger. … It will strengthen our economy … [and] that is good for our country,” said Jarrett.

The two Obama priorities are also connected by Obamacare regulations, which offer health-care subsidies to foreign guest-workers at U.S. companies. The Senate immigration bill would boost the resident population of blue-collar and professional-class guest workers to roughly 2 million.

Jarrett also reminded her listeners that the additional immigrants will get to vote in future elections.

“We need to make sure that people who came here illegally … have a path to citizenship,” she said, prompting applause from the audience of progressive activists.

Jarrett indicated that the White House would resume its pressure for passage of an immigration law once the August recess ends and GOP legislators fly from their constituents back into Washington, D.C.

“You will be hearing a lot more about immigration reform as we have continued to amp this up over the course of the second term, and we are confident that with everybody making it a priority, it will in fact pass, and we will sign it into law,” she said.

The White House will pressure the GOP’s leadership to schedule votes on immigration, she said.

“Immigration reform is a top priority for President Obama,” she said. “We were very heartened to see a comprehensive immigration bill voted out of the Senate and we will continue to put pressure on encouraging the House to understand how important it is for them to respond as well.”


By: Neil Munro

  • Rat ass pan-Africans are big talkers and haters, Obama not black enough, bill Cosby this, don lemon that. Yadda.

  • And then these illegal aliens, after exploiting the BLACK Civil Rights Movement for their own form of reparations, also known as amnesty, without giving us any credit, they turn around and act like White supremacists towards Black people! Also, ain’t no way in hell being gay is a civil right, for they chose that lifestyle, and can hide their sexual orientation. Meanwhile, although we’re blessed to be Black, we didn’t ask or choose to be Black, nor can be hide our Blackness, and nor should we either (by bleaching or referring to ourselves as “mixed,” when we’re not). The damn Democrats have made gay and Hispanic “the new Black,” while the REAL Blacks are the most exploited, neglected, oppressed, and discriminated group in AmeriKKKa!

  • I mean your respond was harsh but I side with your reasons .

  • Why do these house niggas try to lump everything in to the civil rights category? Illegal Immigration is not the same as the civil rights movement! I don’t see people being murdered, beat and attacked by dogs, lynched, or being sprayed with fire hoses and tear gas for immigration!! Tell Valerie Jarrett and Obama to Suck my [email protected]!!