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Elaine Chao on Immigration

Secretary of Labor (Pres. Bush Cabinet)

 


Immigrated to America at age 8; gained citizenship at age 19

An immigrant who arrived in America at the age of eight speaking no English, Secretary Chao received her citizenship at the age of 19. Her experience transitioning to a new country has motivated her to devote most of her professional life to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to build better lives for themselves and their families. As U.S. Secretary of Labor, she focused on increasing the competitiveness of America's workforce in a global economy, and promoted job creation.
Source: DOT official website for Trump Cabinet biographies , Oct 5, 2018

Legality at the heart of immigration policy debate

Q: Your opinion of Obama's DACA plan?

A: The immigration debate - and I think some people have tried to make it into a racial issue, it is not. The issue at stake is the issue of legality. And so how do we square with people who have come in, you know, not using the legal process? And what do we do about people who do follow the legal process and they're waiting on line? And so that's why I think we have to have a complete reform of our immigration policy and not just do it on a piecemeal basis.

Source: Transport Topics on 2017 Trump Cabinet , Oct 23, 2017

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