This is scheduled for 3PM Eastern. President Obama will be in Las Vegas today to speak on his plan for reforming the immigration system. I imagine this will be covered just everywhere, but right now, you can count on CSPAN and the White House site for live streaming if you are at work. The media preview of this is fairly thin, but here’s the WaPo:
For example, the Senate proposal would let illegal immigrants obtain legal residency quickly. But it would not allow them to seek full citizenship until border security had been improved and a new system was in place for employers to verify the employment status of workers.
Obama will not endorse such a proposal, the administration official said. The president intends to make clear the need for a more straightforward route for undocumented workers and students to obtain citizenship, reflecting fears among advocates that a cumbersome process would create a decades-long wait for some migrants.
“We see the Senate principles as a centrist set of principles, but we expect the administration to be more detailed to the left,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a leading immigration advocacy group. “I don’t think it’ll be an immigration advocate’s dream, but it will be a solid left-of-center proposal.”
The rest of the WaPo article is largely exasperating horserace BS — full of foreboding that the President’s plan might get in the way of the “bipartisan” plan. As for me, I’m looking at where the President’s plan might eliminate some of the speedbumps and veto points of the Senate plan that would provide people who shouldn’t have control of this process an opportunity to just ride the brakes and slow it all down.
Will update this with links of more coverage as I hear of them. Feel free to use this thread to comment on the remarks if you are watching them.
More live streaming:
CNN (no link — can’t reach the video)