What's in the New Immigration Reform Deal?
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"I see the right spirit. I see things that were once off the table for agreement and discussion being on the table with a serious pathway forward," he said.
During Obama's Nevada trip, his first since being sworn in last week for a second term, Obama will "redouble the efforts to work with Congress to fix the broken immigration system this year," the White House said.
A bill backed by Obama that would have legalized the status of many of the undocumented immigrants living in the United States died in Congress at the end of 2010 because of opposition from Republicans, including Rubio.
Reforming America's aging immigration system is the only major issue that has generated some degree of political consensus since the November elections.
Hispanics voted massively for Obama, flexing their growing political heft in several key states, and since then Republican leaders and well-known conservative commentators have jumped on the reform bandwagon.