While President Obama has repeatedly pledged to make immigration reform a centerpiece of his next term, not one question was asked of him on this topic by reporters during yesterday’s White House press conference.
Though the debt ceiling was the issue of the day, it is fair to assume immigration will take center stage in future White House press briefings.
To clarify and define what can be expected of President Obama’s reform proposal, and to further advance the national debate about immigration reform, tough questions should be asked that cut through political spin and rhetoric.
Below are just a few specific questions that we at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network feel should be asked of the White House. We encourage others to add their questions below in the comment section.