Center for American Progress. December 10, 2013.
Five months ago, the Senate took a historic step toward enacting immigration reform with a path to citizenship by passing S.744—the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act—with a bipartisan supermajority. Unfortunately, the House has still not brought immigration legislation to the floor. But while many have rushed to pronounce immigration reform “dead,” House leadership has maintained their commitment to working on reform next year. [Note: contains copyrighted material]
First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa. December 10, 2013.
“it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life like no other. To the people of South Africa — (applause) — people of every race and walk of life — the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and your hope found expression in his life. And your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy.”