Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week

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President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action — including suspending deportations for millions — as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News.

The president’s plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.

Obama was briefed at the White House by Homeland Security officials before leaving on his Asia-Pacific trip last week, Fox News has learned.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters traveling with Obama in Burma Thursday that the president had not made a final decision on any executive actions concerning immigration and would not announce any until he returned to Washington.

The draft plan, though, contains 10 initiatives that span everything from boosting border security to improving pay for immigration officers.

But the most controversial pertain to the millions who could get a deportation reprieve under what is known as “deferred action.”

The plan calls for expanding deferred action for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children — but also for the parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.

The latter could allow upwards of 4.5 million illegal immigrant adults with U.S.-born children to stay, according to estimates.

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One Response to Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week

  1. Warren g says:

    You know most of your immigrant ancestors were probably real sketchy, mine included. My grandmother, when asked, would just say ” all horse thieves.” Although she joked there was some truth to it. They were all running from something.
    I teach many undocumented kids (yes I’m one those over paid teachers you detest who will retire rich with 9 houses like Rauner and be a one percenter (sic)…. But let me tell you, these are wonderful students. If you could just see what I see, their growth, their hard work, there honesty and student skills; they work as hard or harder than our AP students because they carry full time jobs after school!!
    Stop worrying about these immigrants, they are all ready wonderful citizens and Americans.
    Let me tell you this: when they go to mass on Sunday’s they lights candles for their children, their school and their teachers….that’s heavy. They light candles for me! I will do everything in teaching power to serve these young children and help them be successful. Please don’t be so mean to immigrants. They love this country too.
    High school teacher

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