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President Obama to Push Immigration With Labor, Biz Leaders

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President Barack Obama is inviting law enforcement, labor and business leaders to the White House to show they support an immigration overhaul.
 
The White House says Obama will speak Tuesday about the economic and national security benefits of a bipartisan bill. The first votes in the full Senate are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
 
Obama is highlighting the disparate groups that are backing the bill even though they've opposed each other on immigration in the past.
 
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tom Donahue will join Obama, as will AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Democratic Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio and Bush-era Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez also will be on hand. Faith leaders will be represented as well.
 
The bill creates a path to citizenship for 11 million people in the U.S. illegally. 

Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner says he thinks there's a good chance that legislation overhauling America's immigration system can be signed into law "by the end of the year."
 
The Ohio Republican gives his assessment hours before the Senate casts its first votes on a landmark bill that would offer eventual citizenship to millions of people living in the United States illegally.
 
Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday, Boehner said he has tried to create an environment in the House where both parties can work together on the politically volatile issue.
 
Boehner says, "I think, no question, by the end of the year we could have a bill. No question."  (AP)

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