1. So it Begins?

    McCain, Obama to Meet on Immigration

    President-elect Barack Obama, second from right, meets with, from left, Sen. Lindsey Graham  Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and White House Chief of Staff-designate Rahm Emanuel, Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Obama's transition office in downtown Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    Get ready. President Obama's most direct involvement to date with immigration-reform negotiations will take place Tuesday when he'll meet with Senator John McCain and a bipartisan group of senators to discuss legislation. During a visit to Mexico, McCain said there are "still a number of agreements" that need to be made, but that he is "guardedly optimistic" about reaching a deal by the end of next month. Both President Obama and the senators are weighing legislation that will provide a pathway to citizenship for most of the 11 million immigrants already in the U.S., tighten border security, and crack down on businesses employing illegal workers.

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