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Obama to visit Las Vegas as immigration moves near

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2014 | 11:33 PM

UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON, (AP):

A Democratic official says President Barack Obama will visit Las Vegas tomorrow.

The trip comes amid anticipation that the president will announce executive orders on immigration as soon as this week. Obama used a stop in Las Vegas in 2013 to outline his blueprint for immigration legislation.

Legislation passed in the Senate, but gained no traction in the Republican-led House. Obama announced this summer that he would instead move forward with executive action on immigration, but delayed the measures until after the midterm election.

People familiar with the president's proposals say the policy could shield from deportation as many as five million people in the country illegally, and grant them work permits.

The official insisted on anonymity because this person wasn't authorized to confirm the president's trip by name.