Obama Releases Names of Immigration Leaders He Met With Behind Closed Doors

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


In a response to multiple queries from White House reporters, the White House released the following list of “participants included” in the meeting with President Obama this afternoon:

Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change

Gregory Cendana, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

Marielena Hincapie, National Immigration Law Center

Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino

Eliseo Medina, Fast for Families

Benjamin Monterroso, Mi Familia Vota

Janet Murguía, NCLR

Ali Noorani, National Immigration Forum

Erin Oshiro, Immigration and Immigrant Rights Program for Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Lorella Praeli, United We Dream

Arturo Rodriguez, United Farm Workers of America

Simon Rosenberg, New Democrat Network

Rocio Sáenz, SEIU

Todd Schulte, FWD.us

Hector Sanchez, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and the Chair of National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

Frank Sharry, America’s Voice

Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress

President Obama is hosting a meeting at the White House today with “immigration advocacy leaders,” but the event is closed to the press.

According to the White House, Obama is expected to “provide an update on the Administration’s immigration accountability executive actions” during the meeting before he leaves Washington D.C. for a immigration town hall in Miami.

Although the meeting was originally scheduled to take place in the Oval Office, the White House announced that it would be moved to the Roosevelt room.


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