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Immigration reform: Obama sees deal within six months

President Barack Obama has said US immigration reform could be achieved within six months, in an interview with Spanish-language TV channel Telemundo.

The president said reform should pass in 2013 and he would put "everything" into securing a deal even sooner.

Obstacles to a deal were political rather than technical, Mr Obama added.

''It's a matter of Republicans and Democrats coming together and finding a meeting of the minds, and making the case,'' he said.

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