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President Barack Obama, standing next to Vice President Joe Biden, urges Congress to take back up comprehensive immigration reform while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (Susan Walsh/AP)
President Barack Obama, standing next to Vice President Joe Biden, urges Congress to take back up comprehensive immigration reform while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (Susan Walsh/AP)

President Obama is renewing his call for immigration reform today, asking Congress to pass the sweeping legislation that has gone on the back burner as a result of debates over healthcare and national debt.

Among the facets of immigration reform being debated are the controversial "path to citizenship" provision that could grant legal status to many of the 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. without documentation, as well as measures that would tighten border security.

Obama's remarks come a day after House Speaker John Boehner publicly raised the possibility of a House vote on immigration reform before the end of this year's session, despite heavy opposition from the Tea Party and other conservative Republicans.

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This segment aired on October 24, 2013.

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