Obama to push immigration, amnesty as economic boost

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President Barack Obama will argue on Tuesday that the nation’s economy will be aided by a proposed rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws.

But he has chosen to give the speech in Nevada, which has the nation’s highest unemployment rate, some four years after he was inaugurated in January 2009.

And some of his progressive supporters say that push to provide a conditional amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants will worsen the economic circumstances for many low-skilled Americans and recent immigrants who cluster in Nevada and other southwestern states.

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