Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Obama to Back Immigration Reform in Speech in Las Vegas Today
Following up on a proposal by eight U.S. Senators, President Obama today will voice his support for immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas at 11:55 PST today. CNN reports that, according to senior administration officials, the President will not introduce new legislation at this time; rather, he will press for quick action on immigration reform and share more details about his own reform proposal. The White House may consider introducing its own legislation should the Senate plan fall apart.
UPDATE (1/29 12:45 p.m.): Here is the speech and a fact sheet on the President's proposal.