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[November 13, 2014]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President
Barack Obama plans to announce as early as next week a plan to overhaul
U.S. immigration policy through executive action, including suspending
deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, Fox News reported on
The network, citing a source close to the White House, said a
10-part plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21 and would expand
a policy of deferring action on deportation of illegal immigrants
who came to the country as children, as well as for parents of U.S.
citizens and permanent legal residents.
That provision could let up to 4.5 million undocumented immigrants
with U.S.-born children remain in the country, Fox News said, citing
Other parts of the plan would include bolstering border security and
pay increases for immigration officers, the network said.
White House spokesman Shawn Turner, asked for comment on the report,
said: "The president has still not made a decision regarding exactly
when he'll make an announcement about executive action to fix our
broken immigration system, but he remains committed to taking action
before the end of the year."
Obama told congressional leaders last Friday he was committed to
using executive powers to ease some restrictions on undocumented
immigrants since Republicans in the House of Representatives had
refused to advance immigration legislation.
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Any unilateral action promises to draw the ire of Republicans in
Congress. John Barrasso, the No. 4 Republican in the Senate, said in
an interview on Friday that members of Congress had told Obama that
would be a "toxic decision."
(Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and Andre
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