LGBT Protections And Amnesty Measures Top WH List Of Obama’s ‘Social Progress’

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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In an effort to solidify President Barack Obama’s legacy, the White House released Monday a list of Obama’s “Social Progress and Equality” accomplishments.

Protections for gay couples and measures preventing illegal immigrants from deportation topped the list.

The White House touted ending the Justice Department’s Defense of Marriage Act that led to the Supreme Court decision that interpreted the law as unconstitutional.

Additionally, Obama took credit for advocating “marriage equality” and repealing the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” statute in the U.S. military.

The White House placed Obama’s efforts to change the U.S. immigration system as a major accomplishment including his executive action on implementing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

Increasing the annual number of refugees allowed into the United States was cited as well as taking “steps to reduce barriers for high-skilled immigrants by identifying and reducing undue immigration barriers faced by foreign-born entrepreneurs.”

The White House list also included issues stating Obama “fought for” criminal justice reforms, improved veterans services, and tackled poverty.

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