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Obama Will Meet With Religious Leaders To Discuss Immigration Reform

Date: November 12, 2013

Translated by Google Translate, originally in Spanish: 

President Barack Obama will meet Wednesday with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform and increase the pressure on the House of Representatives to vote a law before the end of 2013. In a press release, the White House said the president will accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden. The meeting comes a day after the resumption of sessions in the House of Representatives as they have 14 business days to the end of the session 2013. Upon approval of a comprehensive plan in the Senate in June , which includes a path to citizenship, immigration reform has stalled in the House... Administration said that the religious leaders are an important part of the broad coalition of stakeholders working to see immigration reform materialized. Among those attending The meeting has to Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Eusebio Elizondo, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle, Joel Hunter, Senior Pastor of Northland Church in Orlando, Florida, Pastor Mike McClenahan, of the Presbyterian Church , Russell Moore, the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Coalition Evangelical America, and Jim Wallis. , the White House announced that Biden will speak this week on immigration reform during an act of naturalization of new citizens in Atlanta, Georgia.