Rubio Meeting Supporters of Immigration Overhaul

Rubio has been trying to slow down the immigration overhaul effort for a number of reasons. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Rubio has been trying to slow down the immigration overhaul effort for a number of reasons. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Posted May 7, 2013 at 11:31am

Sen. Marco Rubio is scheduled to meet Tuesday with about two dozen grass-roots conservative leaders to discuss an immigration rewrite.

The late afternoon gathering, set for the Florida Republican’s Capitol Hill office, is closed to the press. Rubio is also scheduled to participate in a tele-townhall meeting Tuesday to promote the immigration overhaul bill from the Senate “gang of eight.” That event, set for the evening, was organized by the Hispanic Leadership Network, which is affiliated with the Republican-friendly American Action Network.

According to a Republican who plans to attend the Tuesday afternoon meeting in Rubio’s office, most of those invited, though not necessarily all, are supporters of the Senate immigration bill. Senate hearings on the group’s legislation are set to continue this week.