President Obama and Congress to discuss immigration reform today

The U.S. House of Representatives today is holding the first in a series of hearings to discuss how to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.

Immigration law experts will be testifying on the need to fix our immigration system. They will talk about how they can improve the immigration system and how current immigration laws have been implemented.

Several hearings will have to be held before Congress can introduce a bill. President Obama today will meet with leaders of various groups and major business executives to seek support and discuss how to get a bipartisan bill passed that is compatible with the U.S. economy.

Last week they were report on the plan of a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators for immigration reform. At this time, they have not introduced a concrete bill in the Senate.

One day after the senators announced their plan, President Obama offered his vision for immigration reform in an speech in Las Vegas. His plan is very similar to that of the senators. Both emphasize that there must be greater border security. However, President Obama proposes to give immigration benefits to more people, including same-sex couples and certain highly skilled foreigners.