David Jackson, USA Today
Today, gun control -- tomorrow, immigration.
President Obama will seek to build support for another ambitious agenda item -- a major immigration bill -- on Tuesday when he meets with labor and business leaders at the White House.
Monday, Obama is visiting Minneapolis to discuss his plan to battle gun violence.
"Tomorrow, the president will hold meetings at the White House with labor leaders and progressive leaders, as well as a number of CEOs from across industries, to discuss his commitment to getting a bipartisan bill passed in 2013, and how immigration reform fits within his broader agenda for economic growth and competitiveness," a White House statement said.
Obama's proposal would combine improved border security with a pathway to citizenship for about 11 million illegal immigrants in the USA.
Though a bipartisan group of senators have proposed a similar plan, some members of the Republican-run House describe the pathway to citizenship as amnesty for lawbreakers.
Obama aides are also doing some public lobbying for an immigration bill this week.
Monday and Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano travels to San Diego and El Paso.
She will "inspect border security operations at the Southwest border, meet with state and local stakeholders and discuss the department's ongoing efforts to secure the border while facilitating lawful travel and trade," her office says.