Immigration Newsletter

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shakira on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (that's right, I said Shakira)

From Foreign Policy online by way of Benders Immigration Daily...

Shakira
Lebanese-Colombian singer and activist Shakira got the red-carpet treatment in Washington today, meeting with President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden at the White House and then joining World Bank President Robert Zoellick to announce a new $300 million initiative for early childhood development...

And Shakira isn't confining her advocacy to education; she also wants Obama to push forward on immigration reform. White House officials told Shakira that they hope to reach an agreement this year with the Republican Party to legalize undocumented immigrants, her representative said.