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."