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Thursday, July 1, 2010

President's Remarks on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

President Obama will deliver remarks on the need to fix our broken immigration system through comprehensive immigration reform at the American University School of International Service.   Watch it live here.

An audience of approximately 250 people will be composed of evangelical, business, labor, and community leaders, as well as law enforcement and elected officials (representative list below).

American University's 14th president, Dr. Cornelius Kerwin, will welcome attendees while Bishop John Schol from the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church will deliver the Invocation.

The Pledge of Allegiance will be lead Nate Bronstein, president of American University's (undergraduate) Student Government, and Music Theater and International Studies majorVishal Vaidya (2009 AU graduate)will sing the National Anthem.

The President will be introduced by Pastor Bill Hybels, senior pastor of the 12,000-plus member Willow Creek Community Church located in Northwest-suburban Chicago, Illinois.

Expected Attendees include Secretary Hilda Solis, Representative Jeff Flake, R-AZ, Representative Luis Gutierrez, D-IL, Representative Pedro Pierluisi, D-PR, Representative Loretta Sanchez, D-CA, Representative Nydia Velazquez, D-NY, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York, NY, Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia, PA, Rev. Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals, Chief Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Chief of Police, María Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Carlos Gutierrez, former Secretary of Commerce, Chief Jack Harris, Phoenix Police Chief of Police, Juan Hernandez, Co-Founder, Conservatives for CIR, Assistant Chief Wayne Jerman, Montgomery County Assistant Chief of Police, Dr. Richard Land, President, Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute, Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Council, Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder, National Action Network, Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO, Mort Zuckerman, CEO, U.S. News & World Report.

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Cecilia Muñoz will take questions following the President's remarks thereafter.

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