Rick Scott, a Republican, said Friday that he will meet with President Obama on the issue of immigration in the state.
“I’m going to be in Florida this week to speak with President Barack Obama,” Scott said.
Obama will visit Orlando later this week for a campaign event and has said he will work with Republicans to pass legislation to address the issue.
The president’s visit comes after a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives this week announced legislation to restrict immigration in a series of executive actions.
The group included two Republicans, Reps.
Carlos Curbelo of Florida and Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, along with three Democrats, Reps.(D-Pa.),(D-Ohio) and(D -Fla.).
The bill, called the “Protect Our Immigrants Act,” was passed by the House but not the Senate.
Obama has called for a “comprehensive immigration reform” but has been unwilling to take action on immigration without Republican support.