President Obama Trying To Sell Immigration Reform To America

The day after addressing the nation about his plans to reform immigration laws, President Obama flew to Las Vegas to begin what an administration official called a "very aggressive sales job."

The president announced Thursday that he will take a series of executive actions, including the deferral of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. His next step is to sell his proposals to the American public, Politico reported.

Obama plans to travel across the nation over the next few months, according to White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer. Following an appearance Friday at a Las Vegas high school, the president plans to go to Chicago on Tuesday.

"He will make the case to the country, how it is consistent with past practice of presidents of both parties (to take executive action)," Pfeiffer told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. "We will be making the case about what we did and for Congress to finish the job. We will be aggressive about this."

Obama will make speeches and do interviews, while members of his Cabinet travel the country to advocate for the reforms, according to Pfeiffer. He said the president also is preparing a "very hefty digital component" to appeal to young voters.

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