Obama To Offer Immigration Relief To About 4.7 Million: Source - Yahoo News

View photo U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a ceremony honoring the National Medal of Technology and Innovation WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is slated to announce on Thursday that he will offer relief from the threat of deportation to about 4.4 million undocumented people who are parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders, according to a source briefed by the administration. Obama also will announce an expansion of a program that allows children illegally brought to the United States by their parents to stay in the country - a move that could offer relief to an additional 270,000 people, the source said. For the business community, Obama will expand a program that gives temporary visas to foreign students who graduate from specialty and high tech programs at U.S. Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-offer-immigration-relief-4-7-million-source-201057224.html





Obama heads to Vegas to rally support for immigration overhaul | Fox News



(0100 GMT Friday) speech, Obama rejected Republican critics who say his actions are tantamount to amnesty for illegal immigrants and urged them to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The real amnesty, he said, was "leaving this broken system the way it is. Mass amnesty more.. would be unfair. Mass deportation would be both impossible and contrary to our character." With 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, Obama's plan would let some 4.4 million who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents remain in the United States temporarily, without the threat of deportation. Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-seeks-build-congress-support-immigration-changes-171900332.html





Obama says his immigration plan is lawful - Yahoo News



There are an estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally. But Republicans have been quick to criticize and say the executive action is an example of Obama stretching his powers as president. Even before the speech, conservatives said they were willing to do whatever was necessary to stop Obamas plan. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, who will become the majority leader in January when the new congressional class is sworn-in, said Obama would regret choosing to ignore the will of the American people. Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/21/in-immigration-speech-obama-will-announce-protective-status-for-two-groups/





President Obama Offers Legal Status to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants - ABC News



It also unleashed a flurry of protests from critics who have asserted Obama is exceeding his constitutional authority and setting a dangerous new precedent. ABC News PHOTO: Immigration protesters watch President Obama address the nation on his proposed reform, Nov. 20, 2014, in Washington. The White House said the president's primary focus, in light of limitations on his executive power, is on keeping families united. The biggest group that will benefit is an estimated 4 million undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-obama-offer-legal-status-millions-undocumented-immigrants/story?id=27063573








Obama to make GOP rift much worse: Senator Thune



Thune Sen. John Thune, (R-S.D.), explains why he "aggressively" disagrees with President Obama's immigration plan. President Barack Obama's planned executive action on immigration is a "big mistake" that will make working with the GOP on other issues more difficult, Sen. John Thune told CNBC on Thursday. "The president ought to work with the Congress, instead of against the Congress," the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference said in a " Squawk Box " interview. The president on Thursday night is scheduled to announce plans that would lay the groundwork to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102203519