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The Economic Benefits of Providing a Path to Earned Citizenship

The White House released a report detailing the economic benefits of providing a path to earned citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living and working in the U.S. shadow economy. As highlighted in the report, a range of economic research has shown that immigrants living and working in the United States without authorization are earning far less than their potential, paying much less in taxes, and contributing significantly less to the U.S. economy than they would if they were given the opportunity to gain legal status and earn U.S. citizenship.

The Louisville Cardinals Celebrate Their NCAA Championship Win

When the University of Louisville's men's basketball team won the 2013 NCAA tournament, they also scored an exciting trip to the White House. President Obama, an ardent basketball fan, welcomed the Louisville Cardinals in the East Room today to applaud their accomplishments.

As the President said in his remarks, the Cardinals demonstrated throughout the year what it means to be student-athletes on and off the court. The team collectively earned just shy of a commendable 3.3 GPA, raised thousands of dollars for charity, and overcame physical obstacles to win the tournament.

President Obama Hosts a Celebration of Women's History Month

President Obama today welcomed a group of accomplished and inspiring women to a reception in the East Room of the White House. The group, which included leaders like A&E Networks CEO Abbe Raven, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Girl Scouts' CEO Anna Maria Chávez, astronaut Sunita Williams, activists Dolores Huerta and Lilly Ledbetter, and WNBA star (and 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist) Tamika Catchings, joined the President, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to celebrate the progress women make in this country each and every day.

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