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Obama demands House act on immigration

US President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 24, 2013US President Barack Obama Thursday sought to capitalize on a moment of sharp Republican unpopularity by pressing his foes in Congress to pass a stalled immigration bill this year. Obama demanded action in the knowledge that the Republican Party is under pressure to improve its standing among Hispanic voters for whom immigration reform is a cherished political goal.