Posts tagged "State of the Union"

Obama says little on immigration #SOTU

Obama says little on immigration #SOTU
President Obama addressed many topics in his State of the Union speech from the economy to energy. By my count, he dedicated only 127 words to immigration. By contrast he said more in the 2013 SOTU about immigration – 250 words, according to the Wall Street Journal. This was a high compared to 110 words... Read more »

Marco Rubio can't save the Republican Party

Marco Rubio can't save the Republican Party
Marco Rubio is everywhere lately. The Florida senator was recently on the cover of Time magazine with the headline, “The Republican Savior.” An ABC headline described Rubio as a “Latino symbol for the GOP.” On Tuesday night, Rubio gave the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Republicans are using Rubio in... Read more »

President Obama said he would sign the DREAM Act right away

President Obama said he would sign the DREAM Act right away
President Obama gave his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. He touched on many themes and again reiterated his support for comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act. He didn’t break any new ground but he pleaded with the U.S. Congress to pass the DREAM Act. He said he would sign it now. Unlike... Read more »
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Obama mentions DREAM Act and immigration in the State of the Union; President should halt deportations as it's too dangerous to send immigrants to Mexico

In President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night he didn’t mention the DREAM Act by name but he alluded to it. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of students excelling in our schools who are not American citizens. Some are the children of undocumented workers, who had nothing to do with the actions... Read more »

Immigration an afterthought in Obama's State of the Union speech

President Obama only made a cursory reference to immigration in his State of the Union speech last night. He dedicated 37 words of the 70-minute speech to immigration. “And we should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system — to secure our borders, enforce our laws and ensure that everyone who plays by... Read more »