|Emilio Estafan, Lili Estafan, and Don Francisco,|
a Chilean television personality on the Univision network, pose at theWhite House. Photo/CD Brown.
The President urged meeting participants to help elevate the debate, and to reach out in their unique capacities and in a public way to forge partnerships across sectors and across demographics. There was broad agreement that more voices are needed to change the tone of the debate so that Congress acts to fix the broken system in a way that upholds America's history as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. The President reaffirmed that he will continue to work to forge bipartisan consensus and will intensify efforts to lead a civil debate on this issue in the coming weeks and months. Prior to meeting with the President, senior Administration officials also briefed participants on a range of issues of importance to Hispanics and all Americans including the economy and education.
Also included in the meeting were Eva Longoria and Rosaria Dawson. Both of whom will be present at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.