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Obama: Immigration Opponents 'Stoke Fear'

Sunday, 09 Jun 2013 07:13 AM

President Barack Obama says there's no reason Congress can't pass an immigration overhaul by the end of summer.

In his weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday, Obama pushed the bipartisan bill the Senate is debating that creates a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people in the United States illegally.

Obama said that opponents of reform are going to do everything they can to prevent the passage of a immigration bill.

"They’ll try to stoke fear and create division. They’ll try to play politics with an issue that the vast majority of Americans want addressed. And if they succeed, we will lose this chance to finally fix an immigration system that is badly broken," Obama said.

 Obama urged Americans to tell their lawmakers to get an immigration bill done.

"If you agree that now is the time for commonsense reform, reach out to your representatives," Obama said. "Tell them we have to get this done so that everyone is playing by the same rules. Tell them we have the power to do this in a way that lives up to our traditions as a nation of laws, and a nation of immigrants."

 

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President Barack Obama says there's no reason Congress can't pass an immigration overhaul by the end of summer. In his weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday, Obama pushed the bipartisan bill the Senate is debating that creates a pathway to citizenship for 11 million...
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