By Meghashyam Mali, The Hill

President Obama will host a naturalization ceremony on Monday for 28 new citizens, including 13 service members, at the White House.

The move comes as the president continues to press lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform, one of his second-term priorities.

Obama will be joined by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas in the East Room. The president will deliver remarks at the ceremony, the White House announced.

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