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Obama Gets Republican Applause on Immigration Reform

Sen. Lindsey Graham applauds the president's call for background checks.
1:01 | 02/12/13

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Real reform means stronger border secured. And we can build on the progress my administration starting tonight putting more boots on the southern border than at any time and our history. And reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in forty years. Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship. A past that includes passing a background check. Paying taxes and a meaningful penalty. Learning English. And going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally it. And real reform means fixing the legal immigration system. To cut waiting periods and attract the highly skilled onto the north and engineer of the --

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