President Obama reaffirms pledge of action to fix immigration system

Faced with Congress' inability to pass an immigration reform bill, President Barack Obama yesterday reaffirmed his intention to take executive action to fix the immigration system, including giving relief to millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

The President assured that he will take action after the November 4 legislative elections and before the end of the year. during a speech at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) event.

Obama said he will spend the next few weeks promoting and explaining why immigration reform "is good for the economy and good for everyone" and called on voters to press Congress to pass an immigration reform bill, because any executive action he takes as president is not final.

In June 2014, President Obama announced that he would take executive action before the end of the summer. In September, the President said he would delay such action until after the election.

It remains to be seen whether President Obama delivers on his promise.