White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday hinted that President Obama could outline his proposal for immigration reform in his State of the Union address.
“I would say, broadly speaking, that State of the Union addresses tend to include at least a sample of a president’s agenda,” Carney said at his daily press briefing. “And immigration reform, comprehensive immigration reform, is a very high priority of the president’s. But I don’t want to get ahead of the speech.”
The White House has been mostly silent on the issue as gun control and negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” have dominated headlines in the immediate aftermath of the president’s election. But the White House has suggested in recent days that Obama will begin outlining his second-term policy agenda — including immigration reform — in the coming weeks.