US President Barack Obama is expected to overhaul the country's immigration system next week. The new legislation could protect up to five million illegal immigrants, and their children who were born in the US, from being deported.
Obama has vowed to push for the reforms despite firm opposition from Republicans who say any action he takes without congressional approval would be an abuse of presidential power.
Al Jazeera's Kimberley Halkett reports from Washington.
Source: Al Jazeera