President Obama on Saturday urged Congress to come to an agreement on immigration reform in order to bolster the U.S. economy.
In his weekly address, the president said that “commonsense” changes to immigration policy, including a pathway to citizenship, would further the economy’s recovery.
“There are a lot of reasons to feel optimistic about where we’re headed as a country,” Obama said. “We’ve just got to keep going.”
Currently, the House and Senate are engaged in separate processes that will produce two distinct immigration reform bills.