President Barack Obama called on Congress Thursday to reach a deal on immigration reform by the end of the year.
“We’ve kicked this particular can down the road for too long,” said Obama during a speech, citing revamped laws will be good for the economy and national security.
However, constant opposition from House Republicans may make that goal tough to meet.
Although immigration has been one of Obama’s top priorities, the spotlight has shifted to other issues in recent months.
An attempt by the Senate to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill in June has gone nowhere. While, most House Republicans say they prefer a gradual approach to fixing the nation’s immigration system gradually.
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