Obama makes renewed push for ‘common sense’ immigration reform

BY newsdesk  October 24, 2013 at 2:20 PM EST

From the White House, President Barack Obama delivered a mid-morning speech Thursday calling on Congress to pass “common sense immigration reform.”

The president’s remarks outlined various ways why the comprehensive immigration reform would be beneficial for the economy and U.S. deficits and focused on the need to bipartisan solutions. “You know, rather than create problems, let’s prove to the American people that Washington can actually solve some problems,” Obama said.