President Obama met privately with Mormon leaders last night in Utah. One topic on the agenda for the meeting? Immigration.
"President Obama is meeting with leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, including President Henry Eyring, President Dieter Uchtdorf, Elder Tom Perry and Elder Todd Christofferson," White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told the press.
"The President is pleased to meet with top LDS leaders as so many presidents before him have done. Among other issues, they will discuss the church's long record of service, including its work on disaster relief and other humanitarian issues, and the need to fix our broken immigration system. The leaders will discuss the need to forge more common ground across differences and to promote service to our neighbors, both in our own country and around the world."
The press asked to be in the president's meeting, but was left out. "The full pool asked to be included in the LDS meeting but did not succeed. WHCA board member Jeff Mason says he is lodging a formal complaint," the pool reporter wrote last night.