Obama to meet with labor union concerning immigration reform
February 4, 2013 · Print This Article
One week after sharing his immigration reform plan with the country, president Obama will meet with reform stakeholders to craft a more detailed plan.
Tuesday Obama will meet with among others the AFL-CIO Latino branch to further proceed in his plan of stronger border security, a pathway to citizenship for those in the country illegally, and strengthening of the immigration employment system.
“[Tuesday], the president will hold meetings at the White House with labor leaders and progressive leaders, as well as a number of CEOs from across industries, to discuss his commitment to getting a bipartisan bill passed in 2013, and how immigration reform fits within his broader agenda for economic growth and competitiveness,” a White House statement said.
Comprehensive immigration reform has been a priority for the Obama administration since his first election. Immigration reform is the one campaign promise Obama has admittedly not followed through on, but with the 71 percent Latino vote in the past elections (according to exit polls), combined with over 60 percent of Americans agreeing a pathway to citizenship is needed for the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally has given the admiration a virtual mandate to reform immigration laws.