President Obama “will announce his planned changes to the U.S. immigration system on Friday in Las Vegas… moves that are expected to give temporary legal status to millions of people in the U.S. illegally,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“The decision to announce changes this week follows Mr. Obama’s promise to take executive actions by year-end aimed at improving the immigration system, after Congress failed to pass legislation.”
The New York Times notes undocumented immigrants “will not receive one key benefit: government subsidies for health care available under the Affordable Care Act… The decision would reflect the political sensitivities that arise when there is a collision between two of the most divisive issues in Washington: health care and immigration.”
[speech_bubble type=”std” subtype=”a” icon=”pwdome.jpg” name=””]Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill wanted more of a delay while they finish year end legislative business. [/speech_bubble]Save to Favorites