Immigrants hope for executive action announcement

President Obama announced that this Thursday he will lay out the steps he believes are necessary to begin fixing the immigration system through the use of executive action.

There is much anticipation about the presidential action that could benefit up to 5 million undocumented immigrants.

While many pro-immigrant organizations are demanding that the president's action will cover all undocumented immigrants, the reality is that it will not, as there will be restrictions and requirements that will likely disqualify many immigrants from executive protection.

The Constitution and laws of the United States place limits on the executive actions that President Obama can take. That is why President Obama will act deliberately and will not be able to solve the immigration problem in its entirety. I hope that the U.S. Congress will act to fix our immigration system in a comprehensive manner.

Below you can see a report from Univision in which I was interviewed: