Late last week President Obama met with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders and yesterday met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. reports that “the president sat down with a handful of community activists and labor leaders Monday afternoon for a meeting that was put on his schedule at the last minute.”

These meetings about immigration are not new.

According to the White House blog, in a March meeting, “the President discussed how the administration will work with the CHC to address immigration concerns in both the short and long term.”

Across Florida and the U.S. immigration activists are campaigning for comprehensive reform through proposals like the DREAM Act and AgJobs Act while laws like Arizona S.B. 1070 seem to appeal to more states.

The Associated Press reports:

Arizona’s sweeping new immigration law doesn’t even take effect until next month, but lawmakers in nearly 20 other states are already clamoring to follow in its footsteps.

Gubernatorial candidates in Florida and Minnesota are singing the law’s praises, as are some lawmakers in other states far from the Mexico border such as Idaho and Nebraska. But states also are watching legal challenges to the new law, and whether boycotts over it will harm Arizona’s economy.

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