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Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday night will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation. He's scheduled to begin speaking at 7pm.
Earlier U.S. Senator Thad Cochran issued the following statement:
“There is no justifiable reason for President Obama to act alone now to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.
“The same pressures to secure our borders and reform our legal immigration system will exist in January when the new Congress convenes. By circumventing the legislative process now, I believe the President is making it much harder to address those problems.
“The Congress should review its best options and then act responsibly to address the President's actions and ensure the primacy of the rule of law.”
Much more on this story in our newscasts tonight.
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