Transcript for President Obama to Announce Immigration Executive Order
The battle over immigration now. President Obama set to announce his plans tonight. An executive order granting legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. They are planning to fight it in congress and the courts. And we have the latest. Reporter: Good morning. The president will announce this with a primetime address tonight. Granting legal status to up to 5 million people in the united States right now illegally. Republicans saying the president doesn't have the legal authority to do that. They are preparing to go to court to stop him there. And you can expect that the new republican-dominated congress will try to stop him through legislation. And George, Ted Cruz, the senator that led the way to the shutdown two years ago said they should block all of the president's nominees until this is you been done. And you don't here anybody threatening a shutdown over it. That's one thing off the table. One thing on the table, John Karl, we have our first official presidential candidate of 2016. That's right. Jim Webb. The former senator from Virginia. He announced that he is going to launch a presidential explo exploratory committee. He's a democrat and served under Ronald Reagan. He is a Vietnam veteran. He is a serious political figure. But he will certainly be a long shot for the democratic nomination. Hillary Clinton the front runner. Thank you very much.
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