June 22, 2013

Obama: Immigration Reform Will Strengthen Economy



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Obama Touts Economic Benefits of Immigration Overhaul
President Obama on Saturday touted the potential economic benefits of a major immigration overhaul currently under debate in Congress as he sought support for the landmark bill. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama highlighted reports predicting positive economic impacts from the immigration reform. "A report from the Congressional Budget Office definitively showed that this bipartisan, commonsense bill will help the middle class grow our economy and shrink our deficits, by making sure that every worker in America plays by the same set of rules and pays taxes like everyone else," Obama said. "Another report from the independent office that monitors Social Security's finances ... says that this immigration bill would actually strengthen the long-term health and solvency of Social Security for future generations."

Immigration is a priority for Obama's second term, but the overhaul had been put in jeopardy after Republicans demanded tougher border security. This week, lawmakers forged a deal to double border agents, a key compromise paving the way for the passage of the bill -- but success is still far from certain. 

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