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Obama Immigration Speech Calls For 'Common-Sense' Reform

President Barack Obama points to someone in the crowd as he arrives to speak about immigration at Del Sol High School, Tuesda
President Barack Obama points to someone in the crowd as he arrives to speak about immigration at Del Sol High School, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

LAS VEGAS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appealed for a "common-sense" and comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigrations laws on Tuesday to help undocumented 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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