All eyes are set on US President Barack Obama who is expected to reveal the details of his executive plan on Thursday meant for bringing reforms in the immigration policy of the country.
Obama is likely to speak over his executive actions to change the US immigration law during a prime-time TV speech on Thursday.
The President will make the announcement at 8 pm EST from the White House.
The immigration reform is expected to provide protection to approximately five million illegal immigrants in the country from deportation.
The President is facing widespread opposition from Capitol Hill Republicans over his executive actions on the immigration reforms as they want the government to wait until 2015 when the GOP controls the House and Senate.
Obama is also facing intense pressure for quick action from the Hispanics and his liberal base. The President has earlier committed for action on reforming the country’s broken immigration law by September this year, but the people have to see disappointment as they have to wait longer for the midterms.
In a statement, the immigration lawyer Margaret Wong said that the White House had invited her for a holiday party on Wednesday night and the President had told her “I had promised. I had promised.”
“He was actually very proud that he’s been able to keep his word,” Wong said in context of Obama’s revelations about his plans.
Earlier in 2012, the President had used his executive power to defer the deportation for millions of youths who were brought to the US illegally by their parents.
Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner has cautioned Obama against taking his executive action on the sensitive issue before January next year, saying it would be “tantamount to playing with fire”.