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
"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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