In January 2013, the White House released a fact sheet detailing President Obama’s four part immigration reform proposal. The proposed reforms focus on the hiring of undocumented workers, earned citizenship, streamlining legal immigration, and strengthening U.S. border security.
The proposed reforms address border security in a variety of ways, mostly focusing on law enforcement and transnational crime. The proposal encourages cooperation by expanding cross-border law enforcement partnership, and establishes Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border community liaisons along the Southern and Northern borders. These liaisons are tasked with improving communication and collaboration with border communities, boosting funding to tribal government partners to reduce illegal activity on tribal lands, and strengthening training on civil rights and civil liberties for DHS immigration officers.
The proposal also strengthens and improves infrastructure at ports of entry, and facilitates public-private partnerships.
For more information about the proposed immigration reforms, please follow the link below.
Fixing our Broken Immigration System so Everyone Plays by the Rules, White House