President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action — including suspending deportations for millions — as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News.It's not like the new Republican Congress doesn't have enough warning about this. And it's not like they don't have the votes. Thus far, the Republican leadership has limited itself to telling Obama not to do it because otherwise, they will be mad. If Obama throws down the gauntlet, what then?
The president's plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.
Obama was briefed at the White House by Homeland Security officials before leaving on his Asia-Pacific trip last week, Fox News has learned...
But the most controversial planks pertain to the millions who could get a deportation reprieve under what is known as "deferred action."
The plan calls for expanding deferred action for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children — but also for the parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.
[Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week, by Lucas Tomlinson, Foxnews, November 12, 2014]