Hours before addressing the nation on immigration, President Barack Obama left the White House for lunch.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama were taking in a midday meal with young people from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannonball, North Dakota. They were dining on pizza and burgers at adjoining restaurants on Capitol Hill; We, The Pizza and Good Stuff Eatery.

The White House says that, during their visit to the reservation over the summer, the Obamas invited the youth to stop by the White House sometime.

Eighteen youngsters visited the Oval Office before lunch Thursday. Six of them met the Obamas when they were in North Dakota.