Immigration

Obama Will Propose Executive Action to Fix 'Broken Immigration System' on Thursday

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President Obama announced that he intends to use executive action to reform "our broken immigration system." He will clarify exactly what that means at a White House press conference on Thursday.

He made the announcement in a White House video:

Tomorrow night, I am going to be announcing here from the White House some steps that I can take to fix our broken immigration system.

He also criticized Congress for failing to address the issue and explained that legislative inaction has left him no choice. According to The Washington Post:

"Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately Washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long," Obama said. "So what' I'm going to be laying out is the things I can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better even as I continue to work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem."

Obama will travel to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas on Friday to build support for his immigration vision.

Stay tuned.