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Obama Backs Immigration Overhaul Outline

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is backing an
immigration bill outline drafted by two senators that says illegal
immigrants must admit they broke the law to become citizens.

Obama says in a statement that the outline of a bill Sen. Chuck
Schumer and Sen. Lindsey Graham are crafting addresses border
security and demands accountability from illegal immigrants and
employers who hire them.

He says the critical next step is to translate their outline
into legislation.

Obama's statement comes just three days before tens of thousands
of immigrants and their supporters plan to rally in Washington to
press the administration and Congress to pass immigration reform.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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