Obama tries to revive immigration reform

10:37, April 20, 2011      

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U.S. President Barack Obama is revisiting immigration reform on Tuesday, as he tries to win over Hispanics in the re-election bid.

Obama is scheduled to meet with "a broad group of business, law enforcement, faith, and current and former elected and appointed leaders from across the political spectrum" in the afternoon, according to the White House schedule.

The closed press meeting is to stress "the importance of fixing our nation's broken immigration system to meet our 21st century economic and national security needs so that America can win the future."

Obama has been drumming up the immigration reform lately since his announcement of a re-election bid to win over Hispanics, now the nation's largest minority group. He told a local TV on Monday a major immigration reform is not dead despite Republicans' gains in the 2010 midterm elections.

"The question is going to be, are we going to be able to find some Republicans who can partner with me and others to get this done once and for all, instead of using it as a political football?" he told Dallas-based WFAA-TV during an interview on Monday.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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