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January 2012 News Releases and Statements

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1/10/12
Life-Long Advocate Cecilia Muñoz to Lead White House Domestic Policy Council

The White House announced today that Cecilia Muñoz, the current director of intergovernmental affairs, has been tapped to succeed Melody Barnes as director of the Domestic Policy Council. 


1/6/12
Obama Administration Proposes Sensible Changes That Will Let Many Families Avoid Prolonged Separation | Bilingual (English-Spanish)

Many immigrants in the process of obtaining permanent residency through sponsorship by U.S. citizen spouses or parents will no longer need to undergo prolonged separation from their families, if a proposal by the Obama administration is put into effect. 

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