Obama to meet with 'Gang of Eight' senators to talk immigration

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It was unclear why Republican senators would not take part in the meeting with Obama. 

The meeting on Wednesday is a day after the president's State of the Union address, in which he is expected to address immigration reform. The president has made immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term in office and has urged Congress to quickly come to an agreement on an immigration bill.