By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
12:14 PM PDT, April 19, 2011
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton, Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti and former Republican Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida are also attending, the White House says.
The Obama administration says the group will discuss "the importance of fixing the broken immigration system for our nation's 21st century economic and security needs." Other administration officials attending include U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
How immigration reform figures into the 2011 legislative agenda is unclear, but the White House says Obama "remains deeply committed to fixing the broken immigration system."
"The question is going to be are we going to be able to find some Republicans who can partner with me and others to get this done once and for all instead of using this as a political football," Obama told a Dallas television station Monday in what was an occasionally-tense interview.
Here's the full list of attendees, as provided by the White House:
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