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Obama talks immigration at Hispanic prayer event

President Barack Obama speaks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama speaks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama says those opposing a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. shouldn’t have amnesia about how the country began. He says America is a nation of immigrants.

Speaking at an annual Hispanic prayer breakfast in Washington, Obama also recalled times past when religious communities helped change the country. He talked about Episcopalians in Boston, where early patriots planned the Revolution, and Baptist churches in the South that sparked the civil rights movement.

Obama says he’ll keep pushing and trying to work with Congress on the immigration issue. But he said again that building a widespread movement is the only way to get a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system.

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