Could Executive Action Come Next Week?

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US President Barack Obama gives the thumbs up as he walks out of the White House in Washington on October 7, 2012 before departing for a campaign swing in California. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

New reports claim that President Barack Obama could announce a plan for executive action on immigration reform as early as next week. Information came after one news agency obtained a document outlining a 10-point plan.

The plan could include some of the following provisions:

  • Allowing 4.5 million undocumented immigrants who have U.S. citizen children to remain in the country.
  • Expansion of Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) to include any who entered the country before they were 16.
  • Pay raises for Border Patrol and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Officers.
  • Creation of 500,000 technology jobs through the State Department visa program.
  • A pathway to citizenship for families of undocumented immigrants who enroll in the military’s Delayed Enlistment Program.

The source also said the action is slated to be announced on Friday, Nov. 21.

White House officials have not confirmed that date, but insist that action will come before the end of the year. “The president has still not made a decision regarding exactly when he’ll make an announcement about executive action to fix our broken immigration system, but he remains committed to taking action before the end of the year,” White House spokesman Shawn Turner told Reuters.


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