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Obama asked Hispanic lawmakers to support immigration reform

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Obama celebrated the festive day in the White House. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden take advantage of the Cinco de Mayo to pressure Republicans in the House of Representatives continue to debate the bill that was passed in the Senate

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to Hispanic and immigrant advocates to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, saying that they should put pressure on Republicans to support a reform of immigration laws.

Obama said, "Tell them to join the effort."

Obama celebrated the festive day in the White House. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden take advantage of the Cinco de Mayo to pressure Republicans in the House of Representatives continue to debate the bill was approved in the Senate last year.

The Senate measure provides enhance border security and provide a path to citizenship for many of the 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States.

Previously, Biden said that these immigrants share American values. Biden stated: "There will be citizens, but they are Americans."

traslation: Belén Zapata