Obama to give immigration speech Thursday; executive order Friday

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UPDATED...WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will deliver a speech Thursday night to outline the details in his executive order on immigration, the Sun-Times has learned, with the president signing the order Friday at a high school in Las Vegas. The order is expected to curb the soaring number of deportations occuring on Obama’s watch and to bolster border security.

The White House on Thursday afternoon confirmed the prime time 8 p.m. ET speech and released first on Facebook a video of Obama announcing his speech and a  statement: “This is a step forward in the President’s plan to work with Congress on passing common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform. He laid out his principles for that reform two years ago in Del Sol High School in Las Vegas — and that’s where he’ll return on Friday to discuss why he is using his executive authority now, and why Republicans in Congress must act to pass a long-term solution to immigration reform.”<!–

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