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George LeMieux gets a call from Air Force One

The White House says the Florida Republican was among a number of GOP'ers the president called Tuesday to "gauge their desire to participate in the process of finding a comprehensive immigration reform solution."

"I think it's safe to assume that we're not going to get comprehensive immigration reform legislation through the Senate on a party-line vote, which means you're going to have to have bi-partisan support," spokesman Robert Gibbs said, adding that Obama had made a commitment to Sens. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Charles Schumer who have outlined a plan that includes border security measures and a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.

Immigration advocates have been critical of Obama for failing to push for comprehensive reform this year, despite campaign promises.