Drafter of Utah Compact calls document 'gold standard' for fixing nation's immigration problems
"We've already written the text. The narrative is there. Just follow it, and put it on a national stage," Mero said during the National Immigration Forum's National Strategy Session conducted Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Some 450 faith, law enforcement and business leaders are taking part in the meetings to urge the incoming Congress and the Obama administration to make immigration reform a priority in 2013.
Tuesday's strategy session capped a series of summits nationwide, one of which was hosted by Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff in Salt Lake City in October 2011.
Shurtleff said 2013 is a "kairos moment" for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.