President Obama expected to visit Chicago to discuss immigration executive action

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CHICAGO — President Barack Obama is expected in Chicago to discuss his executive actions that could extend legal protection to as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

White House officials say Obama will stop at the Copernicus Community Center on Tuesday. The venue is home to numerous cultural and music events, including an annual Polish festival. The Chicago area has one of the largest concentrations of people of Polish descent outside of Poland.

Obama will meet with community leaders. The White House says the goal is to discuss actions he's taking to fix the "broken immigration system."

Republicans have objected to Obama's actions, saying they prefer a bipartisan approach.

Obama has said lawmakers should have acted on immigration legislation stalled in the GOP-led House of Representatives.

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