Report: Obama immigration plan expected next week

President Obama plans to unveil a comprehensive immigration plan through executive action as early as next week, Fox News reported Wednesday.

Citing a source close to the White House, Fox said Obama’s 10-part agenda was contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency and could be announced as early as Nov. 21.

{mosads}The plan includes 10 initiatives — from boosting border security, improving pay for immigration officers and halting deportations for millions, Fox News reported.

The latter would expand deferred action for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, allowing 4.5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. legally.

The expected announcement comes as Republicans warn Obama against executive action on immigration reform, while Democrats pressure him to deliver on his promise to reduce deportations.

The White House, however, pushed back on Fox News’ report after its release.

“The President has not made a decision regarding the specific measures he will take to fix our broken immigration system,” a White House spokesperson said in a statement. “In fact, he has not yet received final recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security. As the President has said previously, he is committed to taking action before the end of the year.”

This post was updated at 10:48 p.m.



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