President Obama met late yesterday with numerous members of the Hispanic Caucus including Chicago’s Congressman Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Chairman of the Immigration Task force and co—author of a comprehensive immigration reform bill supported by most immigration advocates.
The President vowed to keep the immigration reform debate moving forward and would lay out the plan to get this done to the American public with a Thursday morning speech at the American University. All parties involved recognized the need for Republican support if any immigration reform bill is to be passed and it currently does not exist.
Insiders believe he will start laying the groundwork and seek Republican support immediately after the November elections. The President is expected to plead his case for citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in the country.