Obama Eyes New Push on Immigration Reform

UPI, March 5, 2010

President Barack Obama has met with two senators in an attempt to revive an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, people familiar with the discussions said.

During the meeting earlier this week, Obama and his Domestic Policy Council outlined ways to advance the effort with Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who have worked jointly for months to craft a bill, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

A person knowledgeable about the meeting said the White House may ask Schumer and Graham to try to develop a blueprint that could become a bill.

Provisions would include a path toward U.S. citizenship for the approximately 10.8 million people living in the country illegally, the White House said. {snip}

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