'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
From President Clinton's stern 1995 call to stop "the large numbers of illegal aliens" taking American jobs to President Obama's plea last year for legalizing "responsible young people" to work in the U.S. economy, the politics of immigration can be traced through State of the Union addresses.
Two immigrants have gone from illegal to congressional in a matter of months.
One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama's health care overhaul isn't who the law will cover, but rather who it won't.
Bob Dane, communications director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said at a time when the economy is still struggling, he expects Mr. Obama to argue that legalizing illegal immigrants is good for the economy — a 180-degree turn from Mr. Clinton's argument in the 1990s, when he made a starkly Americans-first argument.
Mr. Dane, though, said lawmakers shouldn't get too far ahead of voters.