The State Department's 2010 budget makes no mention of America Houses and sets aside no money for them.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and other House Democrats began pushing an immigration reform bill this month. President Obama has been silent on the bill so far, though he "has said that he anticipated taking up the immigration issue after the healthcare debate is over and Congress finishes work on energy reforms and regulating financial markets," the Los Angeles Times reports, "potentially pushing the debate close to the midterm election in November."
The administration still has not delivered on its proposed moratorium, although HUD announced that it would provide $3 billion to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure.
Obama issued a statement decrying the killing of Armenians at the end of World War I, calling it "one of the great atrocities of the 20th century." But the statement did not use the word "genocide," just weeks after Obama visited Turkey and simiarly declined to use the controversial term to avoid upsetting Turks.
Obama touched on workplace flexibility in a proclamation of November as National Family Caregivers Month. "We all have roles to play, including employers, by providing paid leave, flexible work arrangements and other programs when feasible, to help ensure that caregivers are able to successfully meet their work and household responsibilities," he said.