Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Thursday with Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to discuss immigration reform. The two senators are taking the lead in trying to hammer out a bill that could draw bipartisan support.
Discussing the meeting, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton earlier this week said, "it's as simple as getting an update from them on efforts to create bipartisan immigration legislation."
During the presidential campaign, candidate Obama promised to tackle the thorny issue of how to reform the country's immigration policies, but the issue has taken a back seat over the past year to the economy and health care reform.
Groups calling for reform promise a large demonstration in Washington on March 21.
Update 12:01 p.m.: The White House says President Obama has added a meeting with grassroots leaders of the movement for comprehensive immigration reform Thursday afternoon.
–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this story.
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