Obama Heads to Texas-Mexico Border

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WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama will travel to El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, where he will speak about immigration. La Opinión reports that the Department of Homeland Security is in the process of changing its border security metrics through the creation of a comprehensive index, covering not only arrests and seizures of drugs, but also the quality of life in border communities.

The White House seems to be addressing the immigration issue on different fronts: border security, pressure on interest groups, improving administrative relief measures and working to change the opinion of the American public about immigration reform. The economic argument plays a fundamental role in this last point, La Opinión reports.

Obama has held three meetings in recent weeks about immigration with the Hispanic Caucus and representatives of national immigration groups, among others. Undoubtedly, La Opinión reports, immigration reform is one of the administration's unresolved issues, especially in light of the 2012 elections and the importance of the Latino vote.