President Barack Obama presses Congress for immigration reform

President Barack Obama says that now is the time to reform immigration in the U.S. The president spoke from the White House Thursday, pressuring Congress

The president wants legislation overhauling the nation’s system passed by the end of the year.

The president wants legislation overhauling the nation’s system passed by the end of the year. (10/24/13)

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says that now is the time to reform immigration in the U.S.

The president spoke from the White House Thursday, pressuring Congress to pass legislation by the end of the year that will overhaul the nation's immigration system.

"It's not smart to invite some of the brightest minds from around the world to study here and they can't start businesses here," he said. "We send them back home to create new products elsewhere."

House Speaker John Boehner says he's optimistic that the House could act on immigration by the president's deadline, but it's unknown if Republicans will support his comprehensive approach.
 

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