01/29/2013 02:20 pm ET | Updated Jan 29, 2013

Obama: Bipartisan Senate Immigration Proposal Is 'Very Much In Line' With White House Principles

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A bipartisan Senate proposal for comprehensive immigration reform is "very much in line" with principles proposed by the White House, President Barack Obama is due to say on Tuesday.

"The good news is that - for the first time in many years - Republicans and Democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together," Obama said in remarks prepared for a speech he is slated to deliver in Nevada later on Tuesday.

"At this moment, it looks like there's a genuine desire to get this done soon. And that's very encouraging," Obama said in excerpts provided by the White House. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Will Dunham)

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