President Obama is expected to unveil a sweeping overhaul of the nations immigration laws later today and many people in Maryland are holding their collective breath.
Tens of thousands of immigrants in the D.C. area are anxiously awaiting President Obama's plan for comprehensive immigration reform at Casa de Maryland, one of the largest immigrant advocacy groups in the state. Marylanders affected by the proposal will gather to listen to the president's announcement this afternoon and organize their response.
The president's speech — scheduled for 2:30 p.m. — comes a day after a bipartisan group of senators outlined a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.
The president's plan will most likely differ from the senators' in how fast undocumented immigrants can reach full citizenship, but both proposals have been hailed by immigration advocates as a significant step forward in addressing the plight of the nation's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.