President Barack Obama met on June 25, 2009, with several members of his cabinet, advisors, and Congress to discuss immigration reform. President Obama noted that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will lead a group that will work with key members of the House and the Senate on immigration issues. President Obama said that “we’ve got a responsible set of leaders sitting around the table who want to actively get something done and not put it off until a year, two years, three years, five years from now, but to start working on this thing right now.”

Meanwhile, Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), chair of the Senate’s immigration subcommittee, said on June 24, 2009, that he will hold hearings on employment-related immigration in July 2009. Stay tuned.

President Obama’s statement is available here.