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Ambivalence After White House Immigration Reform Meeting Featuring Obama and Napolitano

Obama keeps revving the immigration reform engine, advocates want to take it for a spin already. (Photo: The White House)

Obama keeps revving the immigration reform engine, advocates want to take it for a spin already. (Photo: The White House)

The second White House meeting on immigration reform under President Barack Obama went well. Or did it? It depends on whom you ask.

Much like the overall situation since Obama took office, the meeting left room for conflicting interpretations: some came out thinking the president is committed to passing immigration reform despite his overloaded agenda, others emerged with a sense that Obama and Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano need to start backing up their promises with action.

A glass half-full example: Politico‘s headline, “Obama addresses immigration reform,” when all the president did was show up at the meeting to give a brief pep talk.

Glass half-empty: The Wall Street Journal’s take, “Some Hear More PR, Less Policy at White House Immigration Meeting.”

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