The Straits Times
Published on Jan 26, 2013

Obama to push immigration reform next week


WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States (US) President Barack Obama will travel to the state of Nevada on Tuesday to push for rapid immigration reform, one of his top priorities for the next four years, the White House said on Friday.

During the trip, his first since being sworn in for a second term, Obama will "redouble the efforts to work with Congress to fix the broken immigration system this year", a statement said.

Earlier on Friday, the president met with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss the matter and reiterated that it was "a top legislative priority".

"The president further noted that there is no excuse for stalling or delay," according to the White House.