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-- in Mexico.
And he's making a new push for immigration reform here in the United States the White House says Mexico is an important partner in immigration reform.
Because the two nations work together every day to secure the border.
Ed Henry is traveling with the president he's in Mexico City tonight what what the president say exactly it.
-- -- he's saying he thinks congress is very close to a deal on immigration reform.
Important for the president as he sits down for his first real extensive discussions with the new Mexican president here.
In Mexico City he's been coming up empty back home you'll remember -- just crossed the 100 day threshold.
This week in terms of his second term hasn't had a victory on gun control has not had a victory at a grand bargain budget deal.
President today saying he thinks his first big victory will be immigration.
-- -- -- I'm optimistic about us getting this done because it's the right thing to do.
Leaders from both parties.
Indicate that now's the time to get comprehensive immigration reform done.
Now Republican senator Marco Rubio a key player and all of these negotiations back in Washington.
Today said not so fast he noted that the president is going to have to show.
To get conservative support for this reform bill.
That he is serious about border secure rubio in fact earlier this week told her own Greta Van Susteren that he's already -- -- on a path to citizenship.
He needs to see the president step up on border security take -- -- That's a major concession.
In return however what we expect this to modernize our legal immigration system.
To have in place.
Five and a half billion dollars a border security in addition to what already is being spent.
The bottom line is the president to -- here -- Mexico City says he's optimistic Republicans back on Capitol Hill say there's still a long way to go to a deal.
But when you talk to White House aides in private they're still confident that by the end of the summer that's a deadline the president is putting together they think they'll have a deal -- and its supporters of.
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