The President had many great things to say yesterday (1/28/14) during his State of the Union (SOTU) 2014 address to Congress and the American people! The two main things President Obama stated concerning Immigration were: (1) that it will grow the economy and reduce the deficit; and (2) the U.S. Senate has acted and now it is time for the U.S. House of Representatives to act!
I have included the excerpt from President Obama’s SOTU 2014 speech that mentions Immigration Reform. I have also included a link below to the complete text of the speech. You can read it for yourself and make up your own mind. The President says, “Let’s get it done.” and we at MVP agree!
“Finally, if we’re serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, law enforcement – and fix our broken immigration system. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have acted. And I know that members of both parties in the House want to do the same. Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades. And for good reason: When people come here to fulfill their dreams – to study, invent, contribute to our culture – they make our country a more attractive place for businesses to locate and create jobs for everybody. So let’s get immigration reform done this year. Let’s get it done. It’s time….” – President Barack Obama, excerpt from SOTU 2014 speech (1/28/14)
Associated Press, 1/28/14, News Article:
Text of Obama’s State of the Union address
NBCNEWS.com, 1/28/14, News Article:
Six things we learned from the State of the Union
Whitehouse.gov, 1/28/14, Video:
Watch President Obama’s Address