By Geneva Sands - 01/29/13 06:04 PM EST
President Obama will unveil his comprehensive immigration reform proposal at 2:55 p.m. ET on Tuesday in Las Vegas.
The White House announced last week that the president's proposal would call for legislation to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
"It was very clear both from the campaign itself and the results ... that there is a consensus developing in the United States on the need to do this. And you’ve heard him speak frequently about it since the election and his commitment to move quickly to try to enact comprehensive immigration reform. That requires partners in Congress," said Carney to reporters en route to Las Vegas.
Momentum on immigration reform has also been stirred in Congress this week. A bipartisan group of eight senators agreed Monday to a framework of principles, which includes creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already living in the country, increasing the immigration rate of skilled workers, implementing an employer verification program to spotlight illegal workers and creating a guest-worker program.
"And what you’ll hear from the president today is how we need to take these initial positive steps and continue to move forward so that actual legislation is produced that can earn bipartisan support and that meets his principles so that he can sign it into law," added Carney.