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7:05 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Obama Discusses Immigration Reform

Washington, DC – Supporters of overhauling the nation's immigration laws say President Barack Obama has assured them he will continue pushing for a new policy. Obama had promised to make that an early priority, but his failure to deliver thus far has dismayed Hispanics and immigrant advocates.

Obama met at the White House on Tuesday with an array of people who want to see a new policy in place.

Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti told reporters afterward that Obama made a compelling case for why he won't let the issue die. Garcetti said Obama also indicated that he would press for a vote a bill to help certain undocumented immigrants attain legal status if they attend college or serve in the military. A similar bill died in Congress last year.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.