Obama to announce plan to fix US immigration

US President Barack Obama speaks at the White House on November 19, 2014 in Washington, DCPresident Barack Obama will lay out his plan to reform the United States’ “broken” immigration system on Thursday, he said, accusing Washington of allowing the problem to fester. Obama said he would follow up a televised address on Thursday with a visit the next day to a Las Vegas high school to promote his move to by-pass Congress and impose change through executive order. “Everyone agrees that our immigration system is broken, unfortunately Washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long,” he said in a video message on the White House Facebook page. In the US mid-term elections earlier this month, Obama’s Republican opponents secured control of both houses of Congress, further hurting any remaining hope he had of negotiating broad immigration reform.

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