State of the Union

TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN ON PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP FOR DREAMERS

 

By Chris Jennewein

Reprinted with permission by Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  President Trump applauds Congress curing his State of the Union speech. Image from White House video

January 30, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) - President Trump doubled down on his offer of a path to citizenship for California’s estimated 500,000 eligible “Dreamers” Tuesday night in his first State of the Union speech.

The plan, which has drawn criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, would include a 12-year path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants brought to America as children in return for “a great wall on the southern border” and an end to both the visa lottery and chain migration.

STATE OF THE UNION 2013: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH

Update February 14, 2013:  Edited to add reactions to President's speech; scroll to bottom for links to local and national reactions and analysis

February 13, 2013 (Washington D.C.) – President Barack Obama last night delivered his State of the Union speech.  View video and read full text:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/state-of-the-union-2013 . For highlights of the speech, scroll down.

The President opened by citing progress made during his administration, then announced new goals ranging from raising the minimum wage to putting Americans back to work, from reining in college costs to reducing global warming.

OBAMA CALLS FOR UNITY, INNOVATION TO “WIN THE FUTURE” FOR AMERICA

 

January 26, 2011 (Washington D.C.) – President Barack Obama, speaking before a politically divided Congress, called on legislators to set aside partisan differences and work together to help America outcompete other nations in a fast-changing global economy. “We need to out-innovate, out educate and outbuild the rest of the world,” he said. “We have to make America the best place on earth to do business.”