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Obama Touts Immigration Reform on Mexico Trip

May 3, 2013
President Obama (file photo)
President Obama (file photo)

US President Barack Obama said Thursday in Mexico that he was hopeful that legislation reforming the US immigration system would be passed this year by lawmakers in Washington.

"I'm optimistic that we're finally going to pass comprehensive immigration reform," he told reporters in Mexico City. "Now is the time to get immigration reform done."

Obama noted the history of the United States as "a nation of immigrants" and said immigration reforms being debated in Congress would be a key element to improve business ties with Mexico.

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