Last year, US immigration reform was a hotly debated topic amongst politicians, legal professionals, and members of the community alike, with significant consensus appearing to build that the US immigration system was broken and had to be reformed as a matter of urgency. The Senate passed a bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill more than a year ago but has been langushing in the House of Representatives due to Republican opposition.
In the strongest worded press release in recent times, the White House has indicated that President Obama will address the nation today, 20 November 2014, at 8 p.m. ET (1 am on the 21st of November 2014 UK time), to discuss US immigration reform. The press release emphasises the importance of this topic: "Our immigration system has been broken for decades -- and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country." President Obama is expected to detail his plan to work with Congress in passing comprehensive, common-sense US immigration reform.
The president will be returning to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, to deliver his speech today. The Del Sol High School is the same location where President Obama first outlined his US immigration reform vision two years ago.
You can watch President Obama's speech on the White House's events page.
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