White House Immigration Reform Meeting Rescheduled for Thursday

Posted March 9, 2010 at 12:51pm

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) meeting with President Barack Obama to give an update on their efforts to advance bipartisan immigration reform legislation will take place on Thursday.

The meeting is set for 3 p.m., according to a White House aide. Obama was supposed to meet with the Senators on Monday, but the meeting was postponed after Graham’s flight was canceled.

The president has vowed to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but the issue stalled as health care reform has dominated the Congressional agenda. For now, Schumer and Graham are reportedly drafting a pared-down proposal focused on the creation of a national biometric identification card that would be required for all American workers.