President Barack Obama has called upon a bipartisan group of immigration reform supporters to discuss the importance of fixing the nation's "broken immigration system."
The invitees are expected to meet with Obama at the White House on Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to show wide and varied support for revamping the immigration system. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro are among those invited.
Obama has been under fire from Latino and immigration activists for failing to take up immigration in his first term. Over the weekend, Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, who helped rally Hispanic voters to support Obama during the 2008 campaign, told a Chicago crowd he was not sure he could back Obama for reelection if the president did not step up immigration changes.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press.
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