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White House Eyes Immigration Fix

Health-care legislation has fueled a brutal partisan battle over the last year, but President Obama's next legislative skirmish may touch on an even more explosive issue: immigration. Obama has scheduled a meeting next week to discuss an immigration bill being put together by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). It is the first meeting since Schumer and Graham began work on the bill, and immigration advocates frustrated with a lack of action from the White House have planned a news conference for Monday as well as a larger upcoming demonstration. A White House spokesperson said Obama is “looking forward to hearing more about [Schumer and Graham’s] efforts toward producing a bipartisan bill,” adding, “the president’s commitment to fixing our broken immigration system remains unwavering.”