Office of the Press Secretary

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 12:39
President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion supplemental appropriation to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the US border. Most of the money would be used mainly by the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services; the rest would be utilized by the Department of State and the Department of Justice.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 12:49
"Today, I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress. As a first step, I’m directing the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to move available and appropriate resources from our interior to the border".
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:51
Both presidents highlight the strong relationship between Chile and the US, remarking the role of the free trade agreement. In the meeting, they plan on adressing education, energy reforms, Chile's regional involvement and the role of Chile in the United Nations Security Council.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 09:23
Obama spoke by phone with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss a regional strategy to address the influx of unaccompanied children coming from Central America.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 07:32
"You’ve all seen our stepped-up pace of engagement, but I think it’s really worth underscoring the unprecedented nature and level of engagement by this administration to advance our relationships with our friends and partners in the region..."
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 00:00
The Vice President told President Bachelet that President Obama and he look to her as a key regional and global leader and a crucial partner. The Vice President also sought her advice on the United States’ engagement in the Americas.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 00:00
I am continuing the national emergency with respect to Cuba and the emergency authority relating to the regulation of the anchorage and movement of vessels set out in Proclamation 6867 as amended by Proclamation 7757.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 08:54
Instead of standing on the side of freedom, justice, and equal rights for its people, today, regrettably, Ugandan President Museveni took Uganda a step backward by signing into law legislation criminalizing homosexuality.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 00:00
The allegations against our diplomats by the Venezuelan government are baseless and false. And as we've long said, Venezuela's political future is for the Venezuelan people to decide.