The group pressed the president to loosen policies that separate immigrant families.
A bankrupt meatpacking plant in South Dakota has left Chinese investors without promised visas, and another black eye for America’s EB-5 immigration program.
“I think race has something to do with the fact that (House Republicans) are not bringing up an immigration bill,” Pelosi said on Thursday.
Rep. Lamar Smith says the idea “is contrary to common sense.”
68 percent of respondents said that they supported undocumented immigrants staying in the United States, with only 29 percent saying they should leave.
The petition follows similar Democratic efforts in the House to force a vote on both the minimum wage hike and the emergency extension of unemployment benefits earlier this year.
Goodlatte is attending a fundraiser Wednesday evening at the Los Altos Hills residence of Oracle CFO Safra Catz.
“It’s crystal clear where the issue of immigration reforms headed,” Schumer said.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was noticeably absent from the private meeting.
A fast-growing foreign-student work program is taking jobs from U.S. citizens, while its “alarming mismanagement” poses a national security threat, critics charge.