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Obama Statement on President's Speech About Immigration Reform

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Obama Statement on President's Speech About Immigration Reform

U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today released the following statement following the President's speech on immigration reform:

"I commend the President for renewing the call for comprehensive immigration reform. After months of debate and many marches, our borders remain vulnerable, millions of people still live in hiding, and our immigration system is still broken. Failing to come together on comprehensive reform means continued insecurity and more illegal immigration. The Senate reform proponents want stronger border security and workplace enforcement just as badly as the House, and many members of the House are open to resolving the issue of how to deal with those who are now here illegally in a reasonable way. It is time for Congress to heed the President's call to move forward."

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