LatinaLista — In reading all the headlines regarding Obama’s first State of the Union address, it’s easy to see that everyone has their own idea of what Obama should talk about.
While some of the topics he will cover have been leaked to the press, like banning the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for gays and lesbians serving in the military or a domestic spending freeze or even a new bio-terrorism response, only one other topic has been teased — meaning it was said that Obama would mention it in his speech but not given a clue as to what he will say.
The topic is immigration.
Can’t really blame the White House for teasing the topic. It probably has more to do with prepping opponents of illegal immigration and steering off any shouts of “You lie” than trying to dangle the proverbial carrot in front of Latinos anxious for any kind of clue to the White House’s timetable on immigration reform.
Yet, it’s hoped Obama’s mention of immigration reform in his State of the Union is more than just another tease or wishful thinking on his part.
It’s time Obama takes the same kind of action that saw thousands of new and young Latino voters go to the polls and stand up for their convictions.
It’s only right to know what Obama’s convictions are regarding immigration reform.