January 29, 2013 / 7:57 PM / 5 years ago

Time has come for "common-sense" immigration overhaul: Obama

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appealed for a "common-sense" and comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigrations laws on Tuesday to help illegal 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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