(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Tuesday will meet with the two top Republicans who are leading the Senate effort to draft comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
Obama will sit down at the White House Tuesday afternoon with Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a White House official confirmed.
The meeting comes one week after the president reached out via phone to Republican members of the “Gang of Eight,” a group of bipartisan senators who unveiled a framework for legislative immigration reform last month.
The group’s two other Republican members, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona, will not attend Tuesday’s meeting.
Overhauling the nation’s immigration system is a top priority for the president in his second term.
Earlier this month, Obama met with the Democratic members of the “Gang of Eight” to discuss progress made on passing immigration reform legislation.
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