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USA TODAY - Fresh off his Middle East trip, President Obama returns to domestic issues this week, starting with immigration.
Obama is scheduled to speak Monday at a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians at the White House.
The president, who returned to the White House on Saturday night from a journey to Israel and Jordan, is expected to again advocate what he calls "comprehensive immigration reform."
It would combine tighter border enforcement with a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are already in the United States.
Some Republican members of Congress object to the pathway to citizenship, calling it amnesty for lawbreakers.
But White House officials are confident that enough GOP lawmakers will sign on to a comprehensive immigration plan, citing the party's problems with Hispanic voters in recent elections.
The economy also tops Obama's domestic agenda, of course. He is scheduled to travel to Miami on Friday to deliver a speech on economic recovery.
At Monday's naturalization ceremony, the White House says that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas will present the countries of the candidates for naturalization and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver the oath of allegiance.
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