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March 18th, 2009
Grijalva Statement on President Obama meeting with Hispanic Caucus

Washington, DC—Today the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), met with President Barack Obama to discuss issues important to the Latino community. The issue that the CHC discussed intently with President Obama was immigration and its impact. Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva participated in the meeting and released the following statement:

“Today’s meeting with President Obama was productive and provided a positive timeline for the future of immigration reform. The President showed a knowledge of issues that pertain to immigration, in addition to the overall concerns occurring in the border region. He laid out immigration, not just as an issue for immigrants but one of our overall economy and community.

“This was the first of many meetings to begin finding solutions concerning immigration. President Obama will be a friend as we work to solve the immigration challenge ahead of us, and he will also be practical. The work on behalf of immigration will not be easy, and tough decisions will be in front of us. I remain committed to working towards solutions for the students, families, and hard working individuals that have been harmed by our current broken system.

“I am very encouraged on the President’s words at today’s meeting and am optimistic that immigration reform is a possibility.”

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