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

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Sens. Michael BennetMichael BennetEconomists have a message: Clinton's policies are wrong for America Senate rivals gear up for debates Grassley pulling away from Dem challenger MORE (D-Colo.), Charles SchumerCharles SchumerOvernight Tech: Tech pushes for debate spotlight | Disney may bid for Twitter | Dem seeks Yahoo probe Saudis hire lobbyists amid 9/11 fight Consumer bureau remains partisan target after Wells Fargo settlement MORE (D-N.Y.), Dick DurbinDick DurbinSpending bill doesn't include Cruz internet fight Overnight Tech: GOP says internet fight isn't over | EU chief defends Apple tax ruling | Feds roll out self-driving car guidelines | Netflix's China worries Reid blasts Cruz over internet fight MORE (D-Ill.) and Robert MenendezRobert MenendezTaiwan and ICAO: this is the time Rubio warns of terror attack from Cuba flights Politicians shouldn’t be above the law, Trump and Clinton included MORE (D-N.J.) will meet with Obama to update him on progress on crafting an immigration-reform bill, according to a Democratic aide.

The four Democratic senators, along with Sens. Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeTop GOP chairmen investigating foreign visa program Pence rallies GOP before final stretch Libertarian nominee top choice among veterans MORE (R-Ariz.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamKerry fires back at McCain: I'm not 'delusional' Conservative group presses GOP to vote against spending bill Week ahead: Funding fight dominates Congress MORE (R-S.C.), John McCainJohn McCainKerry fires back at McCain: I'm not 'delusional' House to vote on ObamaCare mandate exemption Tuesday Debate must expose divide between Trump, Clinton on climate change MORE (R-Ariz.) and Marco RubioMarco RubioGlenn Beck: I was wrong about Ted Cruz Senate rivals gear up for debates Rubio: End of Obama's term could be 'most damaging yet' MORE (R-Fla.), unveiled a framework for passing an immigration-reform bill in late January.

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.