White House hosts immigration meeting

President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. (White House/Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. (White House/Pete Souza)

National Public Radio reports on the immigration meeting taking place at the White House today.

During the campaign Obama pledged a sweeping overhaul in his first year in office. But so far the issue has been pushed off for other priorities, and expectations remain low.

“It’s like the opening whistle, and it means that the debate is under way in a very serious manner,” says Angela Kelly of the Center for American Progress.

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