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Excerpted from Buzzfeed: President Barack Obama met Friday morning with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to assure them that comprensive immigration reform would be his “top legislative priority,” Representative Linda Sánchez told BuzzFeed.
Sánchez, along with six members of Congress, convened in the Roosevelt Room with Obama and members of his senior staff, including advisors Cecilia Muñoz, Valerie Jarrett, and Rob Nabors.
“In his opening remarks he said, ‘This is my top legislative priority,’ and that resonated with us. We know he’s serious about this. It was a very positive meeting,” said Sánchez.
Sánchez — a key member of immigration talks who has been working toward reform legislation for more than 10 years — said specifics were not discussed at the meeting.
“There was no discussion about where a bill would originate — just an agreement and understanding that this process has to move quickly,” said Sánchez. “Everyone at the table had a sense of urgency about this.”