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01/29/2013 02:52 pm ET Updated Mar 31, 2013

Obama Immigration Speech Calls For 'Common-Sense' Reform

LAS VEGAS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appealed for a "common-sense" and comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigrations laws on Tuesday to help undocumented immigrants "get on the right side of the law."

In a speech in Las Vegas, Obama said an overhaul would strengthen the U.S. economy. He said some issues will be difficult to negotiate with Congress, but "now's the time" for change.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Editing by Will Dunham)

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