Obama to Unveil Immigration Plan Next Week
President Barack Obama will debut his plan for comprehensive immigration reform during an event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday.
In a statement on Friday, the White House announced Obama’s proposal would include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the United States.
House Speaker John Boehner said there was enough bipartisan support for comprehensive immigration reform to pass. In Washington, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has been a proponent of granting citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. Outside of Washington, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has also enthusiastically stated Republicans should work passing a comprehensive immigration reform package.
According to the White House statement, Obama and senior administration officials met on Friday “with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss the need to make things fairer” and fix what they felt was a ” broken immigration system.” Obama called comprehensive immigration reform his “top legislative priority” and said there was “no excuse for stalling or delay” on the matter.