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November 27, 2012

Immigration on the agenda as Mexico's president-elect visits White House

President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico will meet at the White House today with President Obama and vice president Joe Biden.

The White House says they plan to "discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues" at the Oval Office meeting -- likely including the improved prospects for getting a comprehensive immigration reform package through Congress.

Press Secretary Jay Carney wouldn't elaborate on whether they'd talk about immigration, but said Obama believes "that there is a real opportunity here to move forward. And the President is committed to that. 

"We'll be pressing for action on immigration reform," Carney said. "And to the extent that might come up in the President's meeting with the President-elect that would be his message."

Republicans did poorly among Hispanics in the election and Carney noted that "I don't think any of us would disagree with the general proposition that there is both substantive and political incentive to try to achieve immigration reform when it comes to the Republicans."

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cubano

The only discussion should be how to kick all 11 million illegal aliens out of the USA asap.Out to Mexico is where these vermin should go.No one wants them here.They are criminals by being here illegally and breaking USA Immigration Laws.Mexico kicks out all its illegal aliens without pity.The USA should do the same and that should be made clear to the Mexico elected President.

Cathy

We, as a country, do not owe the Mexico or any other country special treatment for immigration. We, as citizens of the USA, need to tell the President of the USA that he works for us, not for citizens or governments of other countries.

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