“It’s interesting to listen to the pundits and the analysts, and some conventional wisdom talks about how the politics of immigration reform seem impossible now,” Obama told about 40 big-dollar donors in this Boston suburb. “I fundamentally reject that and I will tell the speaker of the House he needs to reject it.”…

Before meeting with donors Obama delivered a commencement address at a technical school in Worcester, where he said 30 to 40 percent of the students were children of immigrants.

“You wouldn’t know it looking at them because they are as American as apple pie,” he told the donors. “They’re worried about whether they’re going to be able to finance their education because of their immigrant status. They wonder whether this country that they love so deeply loves them back.”