Obama: 'We need Congress to act' on immigration reform
By Justin Sink - 01/29/13 09:00 PM EST
“We can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate,” Obama said in an address at a Las Vegas high school. “We've been debating this for a long time.”
Obama applauded progress made by a bipartisan group of senators who announced the framework for a deal Monday, but warned he would send his own proposals to Congress if lawmakers do not move forward with a deal.
“If Congress is unable to act in a timely fashion, I will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away,” Obama said in the address.