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February 04, 2013

Obama presses for gun control, administration keeps heat on immigration

With President Obama pushing for greater gun control today, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel to San Diego as part of the administration's efforts to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.

Napolitano -- who will travel to El Paso on Tuesday -- will inspect border security operations at the Southwest border, "meet with state and local stakeholders, and discuss the department’s on-going efforts to secure the border while facilitating lawful travel and trade," her office says.

Obama will meet Tuesday at the White House with "key stakeholders, CEOs and law enforcement officials to discuss the benefits from an economic and a security perspective while also underscoring the historic progress that has been made when it comes to securing our nation's borders," press secretary Jay Carney said.

Obama will meet  Tuesday with labor leaders and progressive leaders, Carney said, as well as chief executive officers to talk about getting a bill passed in 2013 and "how immigration reform fits within his broader agenda for economic growth and competiveness," Carney said.

After her trip, Napolitano, Assistant Attorney General Tony West and Director of Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz will meet with law enforcement officials from across the country to discuss Obama's immigration proposal.

A bipartisan Senate immigration proposal would grant citizenship to undocumented immigrants only after border security is "complete," but the administration contends that the border is more secure than in years past and Obama has warned against tying a path to citizenship to some "vague prospect in the future."

Napolitano's events will include press conferences at the Coast Guard District Maritime Unified Command Center in San Diego and at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine in El Paso.


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