Upstaged

Thousands March on Immigration

Will immigration be next? Upset that the issue has been overshadowed by health-care reform, tens of thousands of people gathered on Washington's National Mall Sunday to draw attention back to reforming immigration. They chanted for President Obama to remember his campaign promise to immigrants, even as it seems increasingly unlikely that the issue will be on his agenda leading up to the midterm elections. Activists are now trying to link immigration to the economy. "What's important today is that jobs and immigration go hand in hand," Marc Morial of the National Urban League said. "When you've got millions of undocumented workers working off the books—that affects the economy for everyone." A bipartisan proposal on immigration is in the works—with the approval of the White House—but there is no bill on the horizon.