WASHINGTON - Two leading Republican senators pushing changes to the nation's immigration laws have met with President Obama and say they're convinced of his commitment to signing comprehensive immigration legislation.
The praise from Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina comes even though some other Republicans say Obama just wants to pursue immigration as a political issue to get Latino support and isn't truly committed to a bill.
Speaking to reporters after meeting with the president Tuesday at the White House, McCain and Graham said they believe Obama understands the need for strong border-security measures.
That's been a point of contention since legislation emerging in the Senate would mandate a secure border before a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a linkage Obama hasn't embraced.
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