Obama to House Republicans: Focus on Immigration Reform ‘A Favor’ to Them

by Katrina Trinko

When President Obama met with House Republicans in March, he told them he was doing them “a favor” by pushing the immigration issue.

According to a senior Republican in the meeting, Obama told House members that he was “doing you all [Republicans] a favor” by highlighting the immigration issue, since he had received about 75 percent of the Hispanic vote and the current debate offers the GOP a chance to impress the demographic.

Other topics discussed at the meeting, as reported at the time, included sequestration and the Keystone pipeline.