Immigration on Tap, As Obama Addresses Hispanic Group Monday

July 25, 2011 - 5:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Immigration issues are expected to be the top of the agenda when President Barack Obama addresses a major Hispanic civil rights organization on Monday.

The National Council of La Raza is holding its annual conference in Washington. The group's leader, Janet Murgia, says Hispanics want to hear from Obama on a range of issues on which he has yet to take action.

Obama promised in his 2008 campaign to tackle immigration reform, and some in the Latino community have criticized him for failing to do so. He's also drawn criticism for a record number of deportations last year.

In the afternoon, the president welcomes the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to the White House. In addition to congratulating them, Obama plans to recognize the team for its community efforts.