The newspaper The New York Times reports that President Obama could announce next week what executive actions he will take to address the crisis in the immigration system.
According to the newspaper's report, these measures could help 5 million undocumented immigrants - mainly parents of children who are U.S. citizens or residents - remain in the country without fear of deportation, and give many of them work permits.
But the plan would also include steps to strengthen border security and renew the controversial Secure Communities program, which involves federal, state and local law enforcement working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to identify arrested or detained undocumented immigrants for deportation.
It is important to clarify that these measures have not been officially announced by President Obama's administration, but rather The New York Times reports that administration officials disclosed these details to them.
It remains to be seen if the information is correct. Official White House sources are refusing to comment publicly on the matter before President Obama formally announces his plans.