Because actresses Eva Longoria, America Ferrera and “Sabado Gigante” host Don Francisco are more important on the flood of illegals pouring over the southern border than Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
(LA Times) — The White House on Thursday is calling on an eclectic mix of Latino entertainers, media personalities and activists for another meeting with President Obama to discuss his goal of enacting immigration reform.
Among those expected to attend the meeting are influential figures including actresses Eva Longoria and America Ferrera, radio host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, “Sabado Gigante” host Don Francisco and Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar.
The meeting is listed by the White House as “closed press,” but curiously the guest list includes several working journalists as well, such as Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo and Maria Elena Salinas of Univision.
DALLAS — President Barack Obama is refusing to meet Gov. Rick Perry (R.-Tx.) during his scheduled visit to Fort Bliss, Texas on Tuesday, as disclosed by the governor’s spokeswoman.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, “Perry spokewoman Katherine Cessinger says the Republican governor had asked to meet with the president on Tuesday to discuss border security. Cessinger said Monday that White House aides said the president would not be available for such a meeting.”
On Monday evening, the White House would not immediately respond to a request for comment.
(AP) — President Obama has turned down Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s request to meet while she’s in Washington next week as tensions mount between his administration and Arizona over the state’s new law cracking down on illegal immigrants.
Brewer will be in Washington to meet with other governors. She said Friday that she had asked to meet with Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to discuss border security and immigration. But Obama’s schedule “doesn’t allow for a meeting” with her, White House spokesman Adam Abrams said, adding that the president “does intend to sit down with the governor in the future.”