Obama pushes expedited timetable on immigration reform in meeting with faith leaders
March 8th, 2013
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Obama pushes expedited timetable on immigration reform in meeting with faith leaders

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama emphasized the need to get immigration reform accomplished this year in a meeting with a diverse group of faith leaders at the White House on Friday.

Religious leaders that attended the meeting said the president spent more than an hour with them, and after making a few remarks at the top of the meeting he let each group discuss their priorities and problems with comprehensive immigration reform. During the discussion, these faith leaders said, Obama made it clear that he wanted to see a bill on immigration reform in the next 60 days.

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  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    The sooner this can get off his plate and passed by Congress (depending on what it has in it), the sooner we can get to other important items like plans to improve the infrastructure including roads, phones (including the internet), trains and planes.

    March 8, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  2. Name lynn

    Obama let the media an news cast know you are the president, the white house leaders thinks they are the president not you keep up the good work obama the people praying for you.

    March 8, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  3. Ed1

    You need to stop pushing look at what Obamacare is costing us now.

    If you are in this Country as an illegal then you should not be given a free pass or be able to get ahead of somebody else that is coming in the front door. They should be deported and come in the right way that's what everybody else have done why should they be treated different they shouldn't.

    Stand up America and defend your legal rights.

    March 8, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. YBM

    After reading these blogs for a few months, now I understand why the left are called "useful idiots."

    March 8, 2013 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. Bob from Texas

    Deport all of the illegal Mexicans....they do not belong here,they have no rights here,they should be punished for stealing from the American worker and tax payeer............

    March 8, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  6. t

    .....Let's send immigrants to Congress, and Congress to fight Iran,......since they want it so much..........

    March 8, 2013 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  7. gop usa

    We need to worry about so many more important things other than helping Illegals take from us even more......I am so sick of hearing about immigration whn they should all be sent back to Mexico,not rewarded for breaking our laws and hurting Americans.

    March 8, 2013 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  8. The REAL Truth...

    @YBM – After reading these blogs for a few months, now I understand why the left are called "useful idiots."
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    It took that long for you to come up with it eh? Now you got to share with everyone in EVERY post.. puh-lease. CCN ???

    March 8, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. w l jones

    just barley in my early teen went to work on northeast farm alone and were told go back down south we do not need you all up here but at same they wouldnot do the work themself.

    March 8, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  10. Marie MD

    @Bob from Texas, illegals are NOT just from Mexico. There are many other people from other countries illegally here in the US but most of them look "like us" so it' hard to tell them apart until you hear them speak anything but English. Being from Texas I guess I can, sort of, understand you not wanting your job of working 16-20 hours a day in the hot sun (including weekends) or cleaning toilets or having two or three jobs to make ends meet and send money to your family back home. Just like the twit when he told his landscaping manager that no illegals (for now) he is running for president, for pete's sake!
    Right, I doubt you want any of those menial, low paying, long hour jobs. So please be quiet!

    March 9, 2013 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  11. GonzoinHouston

    It all comes down to a path for citizenship, and the potential for 10 million new democrats. A guest-worker program will work just fine with or without a citizenship clause. Any program that would end the risk of deportation would be welcomed by the currently illegal aliens. It would also get the aliens under the labor laws, which would benefit American workers.

    March 9, 2013 08:57 am at 8:57 am |