If Congress doesn't act on immigration, will push own plan: Obama

LAS VEGAS Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:54pm EST

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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that if Congress is unable to act in a timely fashion on changing immigration laws, he will propose legislation of his own and demand lawmakers vote on it.

Pledging swift action, Obama said in a speech that Washington should have the resolve to "finally put this issue behind us."

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