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Obama pressing Congress to move on immigration

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says this is the moment to pass
immigration reform.

Obama says now that the partial government shutdown is over, Republicans and
Democrats should be able to work together to fix what he called “a broken
immigration system.”

The president said in remarks from the White House East Room Thursday morning
that he wants Congress to act on immigration before the end of the year.

House Speaker John Boehner says he’s optimistic the House could act
on immigration by year’s end. But it’s not certain that Republicans will support
the comprehensive approach Obama is seeking.

The Senate passed a wide-ranging bill in June with bipartisan support, but the
measure stalled in the House. Most House Republicans want a piece-by-piece


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