Obama to Speak on Immigration Reform Today

By Allison Johnson 07-01-2010

President Obama is keeping hope alive for comprehensive immigration reform legislation this year. Earlier this week, a group of immigration advocates, community leaders, policy experts and faith leaders met with the president and his cabinet to discuss the state of comprehensive immigration reform. In that meeting, the president reaffirmed an earlier commitment to the faith community to speak publicly about the issue soon.

He also reminded leaders that he is strongly opposed to SB1070, the Arizona immigration law, and that he wants to see a bipartisan process based on the proposal presented by Democratic senators.

The president will give a speech about comprehensive immigration reform at American University in Washington, D.C. today at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson is the campaign coordinator of Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

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