President Obama to Announce Major Immigration Executive Action Thursday

Will deportations be exempted?

— -- President Obama will announce a major executive action on immigration reform in prime time on Thursday, the White House said today.

"Our immigration system has been broken for decades -- and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest wrote on the White House website.

"So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system."

The president will then travel to Del Sol High School Las Vegas on Friday "to discuss why he is using his executive authority now, and why Republicans in Congress must act to pass a long-term solution to immigration reform," according to Earnest.