Determined to provide approximately 11 million illegal immigrants citizenship in the United States, President Obama demanded Congress to take action on Tuesday, the New York Times reported.
President Obama proposed to issue temporary visas to undocumented immigrants as long as they pass the background check and pay back-taxes, according to BBC News and the New York Times.
During his speech in Las Vegas high school, he addressed the White House would write its own legislation and urges lawmakers to vote on it if Congress refuses to enact his plan, BBC News reported.
At the same time, President Obama promised to enforce stricter broader security to further reduce illegal border crossing, the New York Times reported.
The focus to Obama's second term is to put immigration issue to his priority, the New York Times reported.