Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

It’ll be a national stage for Eric Garcetti next week when the Los Angeles mayor goes to Washington, D.C. to speak to journalists about immigration as part of an event organized by the National Press Club.

Garcetti is the featured speaker at the Press Club’s “Newsmakers” event set for 10 a.m., July 15, at the National Press Building, according to the organization’s website.

Garcetti will talk about the role of local governments in tackling “immigration reform while Congress remains deadlocked on the issue,” according to the Press Club. It’s not known if the Democratic mayor will tackle controversial remarks from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about the types of people coming across the border.

Garcetti is also expected to talk about the recently adopted $15 minimum wage in Los Angeles and to talk about his response to the historic drought in California.

— Staff and wire reports 

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