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FORWARD Obama Wants Immigration Overhaul President Barack Obama. (Pool Photo by Ron Sachs)

Obama Wants Immigration Overhaul

President Obama will push Congress for an overhaul of the immigration system in the coming months. Obama and Senate Democrats plan to propose one large, comprehensive bill, despite efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces. The bill would include a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country and the president will oppose measures that did not allow immigrants who attain legal status to become American citizens one day. The legislation could be introduced as early as March with a Senate vote to be held before August.

January 13, 2013 7:50 AM