President Obama plans to announce his executive on immigration order as early as Thursday, though the announcement may wait until an appearance Obama plans to make in Las Vegas on Friday, according to CNBC.
According to the report:
President Barack Obama plans to announce an executive order in Las Vegas on Friday to address immigration reform, CNBC has confirmed.
Another source familiar with the situation told CNBC that Obama could yet give a broader outline on an immigration order on Thursday and add detail on Friday.
The trip to Las Vegas was not previously on the White House schedule. It appears to be a surprise journey that will include the announcement.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been urging Obama to “go big” on immigration. No doubt he will be on hand for the event.
One report said Obama will appear at Del Sol High School, where Mr. Obama gave a major immigration speech in 2013.
The immigration order is expected to grant temporary amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants through “prosecutorial discretion,” under which the administration will simply refuse to charge and deport them. They are also expected to obtain temporary legal status, though not citizenship.