(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama met with five members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Tuesday to discuss disappointment in the refusal of some in the House and Senate to allow a vote on the DREAM Act.
In a statement, the president said he will not give up on the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants who go to college or serve in the military. Critics have dubbed the DREAM Act a nightmare, calling it amnesty for illegals by another name.
In the meeting, Obama also reiterated his commitment to a "comprehensive immigration reform" bill to fix what he called a broken immigration system. The group agreed that immigration reform should remain a top priority for the new Congress.
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