In 2004, President Bush gave a nationally televised address from the Oval Office to kick off his campaign for immigration reform. President Obama will use the State of the Union speech in early February to outline his immigration plan. The Hill reports
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."