Obama Takes Gun Proposals on the Road; Action on Immigration Expected, Too
(WASHINGTON) — President Obama takes his push to reduce gun violence on the road to Minneapolis on Monday.
According to the White House, “the President will visit the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center to deliver remarks and discuss with local leaders and law enforcement officials his comprehensive set of commonsense ideas to reduce gun violence. Minneapolis is a city that has taken important steps to reduce gun violence and foster a conversation in the community about what further action is needed. President Obama will visit with members of the community about their experiences and discuss additional steps that can be taken at the federal level to reduce gun violence.”
Meanwhile, a White House official tells ABC’s Ann Compton that Obama will hold meetings on Tuesday with liberal activists and labor interests on immigration.
In addition, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano makes border stops Monday and Tuesday in San Diego and then El Paso to highlight border security, which the president’s critics insist must be guaranteed before any action on visas and paperwork take place.
Also this week, Napolitano and White House Domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz hold a policy meeting with law enforcement agencies to talk about immigration reforms.
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