This week, President Barack Obama urged Republicans and Democrats alike to pass an Immigration Reform bill this year.
Speaking at the White House and surrounded by business officials, community leaders, religious clergy and immigration experts, the president expressed an urgency to "modernize our legal immigration system, so that even as we train American workers for the jobs of the future, we’re also attracting highly-skilled entrepreneurs from beyond our borders to join with us to create jobs here in the United States."
Read the full text of the speech here. Find out more about the White House immigration reform initiative.
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