Governor Brown to Hold White House Media Availability, Call for Action on Immigration Reform


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will hold a media availability today following meetings at the White House to call for action on immigration reform.

“California stands firmly with the White House. Further delay will not fix our broken immigration system,” said Governor Brown in February after a federal judge in Texas blocked a series of executive actions on immigration reform.

Yesterday, California filed a friend-of-the-court brief with 13 other states and the District of Columbia in support of the U.S. government’s emergency request that President Obama’s immigration executive actions be allowed to move forward.

When: Today, Friday, March 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Where: Media should enter the White House complex via the northwest appointment gate, located on Pennsylvania Avenue, and proceed to the media stakeout location. Media should bring a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, as well as a media credential from their outlet for access.

**NOTE: For clearance, members of the media who do not have a White House hard pass and who are not already cleared to attend the event must submit their full name (including middle name), date of birth, Social Security Number, gender, country of birth, country of citizenship and current city and state of residence to as soon as possible.

In addition to meetings at the White House, Governor Brown is meeting with U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials today on climate change, water and health care and will attend the annual Gridiron Club Dinner as a guest of the Washington Post tomorrow.