President Obama will address the nation Thursday evening at 8:00 pm ET to detail his plan to order a temporary amnesty that is expected to grant legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.
The president announced the event himself in a video that first appeared on the White House website. He said he will travel to Las Vegas Friday to talk more about the plan.
A group of 18 leading Democrats were invited to the White House to for dinner to be briefed on the action. No Republicans were invited.
From Obama’s remarks:
Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, Washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long. And so what I’m going to be laying is the things I can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system better, even as I continue two work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill to solve the entire problem.