President Obama’s State of the Union address only focused briefly on the topic of immigration reform, which was one of his top policy priorities in 2013. Immigration has been a big issue in recent politics because it affects the lives of so many individuals in the United States.
If you or someone you love is an undocumented immigrant residing in the country, what the president and the rest of the politicians have to say and ultimately do may directly affect your life.
Short Speech, Big Impact
Obama may have had good reason to devote only a short portion of his speech to immigration reform. The State of the Union address comes during a time when politics surrounding immigration reform are more delicate than ever. Because House Republicans plan to release priorities for as early as this week, the last thing Obama wanted to do was to antagonize them.
Instead, the president focused his speech on the positive note that both parties in the House want to address the issue of immigration reform this year. While he didn’t go into detail about the specific policies as he has done in his previous speeches, he made it clear that he is urging both parties to address the issue sooner rather than later. And despite the many pleas for him to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants without criminal records, he didn’t announce any plans to take executive actions on this issue.
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