President Obama expressed confidence in passage of a bill that would make major changes to the nation’s immigration system, in an exclusive TODAY interview conducted days before key senators introduced sweeping legislation on the issue.
Obama credited the work of a bipartisan “Group of Eight” senators for helping to push the issue through Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, he signed off on an immigration plan during a White House meeting with the legislation’s top sponsors, Democrat Charles Schumer and Republican John McCain.
During a wide-ranging interview earlier in the week with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, the president said he hopes the group’s work will set the tone for lawmakers working on other contentious issues.
“My hope is not only that we end up with an immigration bill that shows that we’re a nation of laws and a nation of citizens, that helps our economic growth, that helps us attract incredible talent to…
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