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U.S. President Barack Obama is hailing bipartisan Senate efforts to overhaul the nation’s patchwork immigration laws, welcoming “a genuine desire” to tackle an issue that has been stalled for years.
Obama was appearing at a campaign-style rally where he will seek to animate public support for his immigration principles. The president’s proposals largely mirror plans released a day earlier by eight senators, four Democrats and four Republicans.
“The good news is that, for the first time in many years, Republicans and Democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together,” Obama said in excerpts of his talk released in advance of the Nevada gathering. “It looks like there’s a genuine desire to get this done soon. And that’s very encouraging,” he said.
A central tenet of the proposals from the White House and the Senate group is a pathway to citizenship for most of the 11 million people already in the…
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