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Obama argues for immigration overhaul

07-02-2010 08:51 BJT

President Barack Obama is making a fresh push to overhaul U.S. immigration policy. Despite dim prospects of progress on the issue, he's promised it will be a top priority.

In a televised address, he stressed the contributions of immigrants throughout the decades. Obama has urged Congress to fix a broken immigration system in his first major speech on the issue as president. Obama says the U.S. immigration system requires a national approach rather than a patchwork of state laws.

He isn't expected to announce any new proposals or policy changes, but rather explain why he thinks a comprehensive approach is the only way to fix a system badly in need of repair. Obama says a comprehensive solution means accountability for everybody. However prospects appear bleak of getting a bill to Obama's desk before lawmakers begin campaigning in August for re-election in November.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CCTV.com

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