Some Oklahoma business owners to press for immigration reform

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama called on the House to pass immigration reform, some Oklahoma business owners and prominent Republicans announced Thursday that they’re heading to Capitol Hill next week to press the same message with lawmakers.

In remarks at the White House, the president said the Senate had already passed a bipartisan bill that includes a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. It’s now up to House Republicans, he said, “to decide whether reform becomes a reality or not.”

The president said he was open to new ideas if House Republicans have them.

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