How Serious Is Obama About Fixing Immigration? Just Look at His Guest List

Posted: Apr 20, 2011 8:55 AM
The president, on Tuesday, had a meeting with business, law enforcement, faith and politicians to discuss how to fix America's immigration system.

Who were the stakeholders asked to attend the meeting that the White House featured in its meeting release?

Note: There's no elected official or police chief  from Arizona on this list (Janet Napolitano was one of the cabinet members invited, but she falls under the Beltway category thanks to her current job). Maybe because they actually employ immigration policies that work down there. Apparently, it was more important that union head Richard Trumka had a seat at the table.

Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals

Hon. Michael Bloomberg, City of New York 

Bill Bratton, Former Police Chief, City of Los Angeles and City of New York

Hon. Julian Castro, Mayor, City of San Antonio

Secretary Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary Homeland Security

Governor John Engler, President and CEO, Business Roundtable 

Hon. Eric Garcetti, City Council, President City of Los Angeles

Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce

Raymond Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

Senator Mel Martinez, Former United States Senator/Chairman, Florida, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean JP Morgan Chase

Greg Page, Chairman & CEO, Cargill

Secretary Federico Pena, Former Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy

John Podesta, CEO, Center for American Progress

Charles Ramsey, Chief of Police, City of Philadelphia/President, Major City Chiefs

Al  Sharpton, President, National Action Network 

Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former California Governor

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO

John C. Wester, Bishop, Archdiocese of Salt Lake City