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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Excerpts from the President’s Remarks on Immigration Reform

“We need Congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in this country right now.
 
The good news is that – for the first time in many years – Republicans and Democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together.  Members of both parties, in both chambers, are actively working on a solution.  And yesterday, a bi-partisan group of Senators announced their principles for comprehensive immigration reform, which are very much in line with the principles I’ve proposed and campaigned on for the last few years.  At this moment, it looks like there’s a genuine desire to get this done soon.  And that’s very encouraging.”