Obama's announcement tonight will detail his plan to extend citizenship to more than 5 million

Josh Siegel  --- The Daily Signal 

President Obama will announce executive action on immigration tonight night during a televised address in prime time, then travel to a Las Vegas high school Friday to rally support for the initiative.

In a video posted today to the White House Facebook page, Obama, looking casual as he sits on the edge of his desk in the Oval Office, says he will announce “some steps that I can take to start fixing our broken immigration system.”

Obama will reveal the details of his plan, which potentially will defer deportation for millions of illegal immigrants, in a speech from the White House scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

“Everybody agrees our immigration system is broken,” Obama says in the video promoting the speech, adding:

Unfortunately, Washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long. So what I am going to be laying out are the things that I can do, with my lawful authority as president, to make the system work better, even as I continue to work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem.

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