10:32 a.m. -- Immigration as a topic of pre-speech discussion has been almost nowhere to be seen over the weekend through today. Give Pres. Obama's strong inclinations toward amnesty and more foreign workers, that should give reason for some relief, I suppose.
We held our breath before his first two SOTU speeches, expecting the worst but happy that he barely mentioned immigration, a signal that he was not going to invest too much political capital in pushing his unpopular amnesty positions.
But this year, amnesty has no chance. So, I can't help but fantasize about a President who would making putting Americans back to work his top priority and propose adjusting immigration policies so they would serve the unemployed U.S. worker first and foremost.
ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA
Updated: Wed, Jan 26th 2011 @ 12:13pm EST