Speaking at a naturalization ceremony for 28 brand new American citizens, President Obama called on Congress to fix the nation's "broken" immigration system without delay.
"We just got, at this point, to work up the political courage to do what needs to be done," Obama said at the White House event, citing a broad bipartisan consensus on the basic structure of a comprehensive reform bill. "I expect the debate to begin next month. I want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible."
President Obama called on Congress during his State of the Union address Tuesday night to give his gun violence prevention proposals floor votes. The language calling for action on gun violence was similar to that Obama has used on several occasions in the two months following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting -- but it could also signal support from the president for several votes on gun violence rather than one comprehensive package.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)