President Obama and senior members of his administration met this morning with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss ways to grow the middle class and to fix "our broken immigration system so everyone plays by the same rules," the White House said.
Immigration reform and economic growth go hand in hand, the president said in his inaugural address Jan. 21.
He assured caucus members that he and they "share the same vision," and that immigration legislation must include a way for immigrants to earn U.S. citizenship.
The lawmakers included Reps. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas; and Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.
"After today's meeting, it's clear that President Obama is determined to fix our long-broken immigration system," Becerra said in a statement.
Obama will be in Nevada on Tuesday to push for the legislation. Nevada's population is 27 percent Hispanic, and 71 percent of the nation's Hispanic voters supported his re-election, Bloomberg reported.
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