Obama to Chicago on Tuesday to boost immigration executive orders

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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama comes home to Chicago on Tuesday as part of what will be aggresive sales job to win public support for bypassing Congress and issuing immigration executive orders to save millions from deportation.

A White House official said in an e-mail, “On Tuesday, November 25, the President will travel to the Chicago, Illinois area to meet with members of the community and discuss the executive actions he iss taking to fix our broken immigration system. Following these events, the President will return to Washington, D.C. Further details about the President’s travel to Illinois will be made available in the coming days.”

Chicago is extremely friendly turf for Obama. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his former chief of staff – up for re-election next year – has put in place a variety of policies making the city open and not hostile to illegal immigrants.

Obama is signing his executive orders today at a high school in Las Vegas and Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill., a national leader on immigration reform, is flying to Nevada with the president on Air Force One.

Gutierrez and Emanuel have been working together with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (www.icirr.org), and other immigration leaders to provide information to implement the anticiapted new rules.The two, with Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. will be at the Benito Juarez High School on Saturday to help launch the “Illinois is Ready” (www.ilisready.org) drive.

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