President Obama is set to lay out his plan on sweeping immigration policy changes. (FOX5 FILE)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
President Barack Obama will deliver his plan for immigration reform during a speech in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
This comes after a bipartisan group of senators laid out their blueprint for legislation on Monday that includes a path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.
"It's very important to me personally that we finally resolve this issue," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada. "So I pledge I'll do everything in my power as majority leader to get a bill across the finish line. Nothing short of bi-partisan success is acceptable to me."
Critics of the plan are already saying it amounts to amnesty, but it appears lawmakers are ready to have a comprehensive discussion on immigration in the coming months.
Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller released a statement that said in part: "I support many of the principles included in this plan, and look forward to reviewing specific details in the weeks and months ahead. As the president prepares to release his own ideas for immigration reform, it is my hope that he looks to this bipartisan proposal as a blueprint for his plans moving forward."
As for the president's speech in Las Vegas, White House insiders say it will lay out similar ideas to what he presented on the campaign trail.
The president's speech is scheduled to begin just before noon.
FOX5 will carry Obama's speech live both on-air and online.
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