Transcript for President to Unveil Immigration Executive Action
Now to the controversial headline out of Washington at this hour were the President Obama. We'll act on immigration tomorrow unveiling his plan in a prime time national address in tonight this message already from the president. Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately Washington is allow problem to fester for too long. And here's what we're learning at this hour the president is expected to announce a plan that would give up to five million undocumented immigrants legal status including work permits. Many of them parents of children born here in the US. So elegant way to ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl tonight John what are you learning from inside the White House it's our. Well the president is meeting tonight over dinner with key congressional Democrats to explain exactly how this is gonna work. You'll actually take the action on Friday and David he is going to hear from Republicans on this in fact. I am told the congressional leaders Republican leaders are already preparing to go to court to try to stop the president from going through it he'll hear from Republicans John because the president himself has said before that he wouldn't take action on his own so what's changed here. What's a very good question in fact the president in saying that just last year. Said that this would be very difficult to defend legally that's why couldn't do it. All the White House will say to that is that things have changed and they say what the president will do will be fully within his legal powers Jon Karl live at the White House John thank you.
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