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



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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.



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