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President Barack Obama, standing next to Vice President Joe Biden, urges Congress to take back up comprehensive immigration reform while speaking in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. Obama said now that the partial government shutdown is over, Republicans and Democrats should be able to work together to fix what he called “a broken immigration system.”

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Obama wants immigration law by end of the year

President Barack Obama made a plea for Republican cooperation on immigration Thursday, seeking common ground by year’s end in the aftermath of the divisive partial government shutdown.


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