Sens. John McCainJohn McCainTrump wall faces skepticism on border No Congress members along Mexico border support funding Trump's wall Treasury won’t grant Exxon drilling waiver for Russia MORE (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamRussian interference looms over European elections Graham: I’m ‘all in’ for Trump Graham: US on a collision course with North Korea MORE (R-S.C.) will meet with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday to discuss immigration, congressional aides confirmed to The Hill.
Obama invited the senators, according to a GOP aide.
It is unclear if any other members of the group will be attending the meeting.
Other offices for members of the group either did not immediately confirm plans to attend the meeting or said that their bosses were not scheduled to huddle with Graham, McCain and Obama.
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McCain first announced the meeting on Friday. He noted that Obama has supported the group’s efforts to reach a deal.
McCain said the group has yet to reach a deal on specific immigration legislation, but told the Associated Press on Friday he was optimistic an agreement could be reached by the end of March.
"I am guardedly optimistic that we could by the end of the next month," McCain said, according to the Associated Press. "There's still a number of agreements that need to be made before I can assure you that we will have a resolution."
In another sign of Obama’s engagement with the group, the president called McCain, Graham and Rubio last week to apologize for the leak of a White House draft bill.
Republicans had criticized the White House over the leak, arguing it risked setting back their efforts.
Obama met with the four Democratic members of the Gang of Eight in mid-February.