In her latest Forbes column, Shikha Dalmia examines the big speech on immigration President Obama delivered last week. As she explains, the speech was utterly and completely beside the point. There is zero chance that Congress will do anything at all about immigration in the near future. And Obama knows it:
The purpose of this speech had nothing to do with immigration and everything to do with the approaching mid-term elections. The true message of this speech was: Forget about the dismal economy, stupid, and think about immigration and all the nasty things Republicans are doing on this front—which they undoubtedly are.
But the great irony is: If you do think about immigration, it points you right back to the dismal economy.