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Obama to Trumpet Executive Immigration Order in Chicago Next Week

Mayor Rahm Emanuel likely will be on hand to greet his former boss.

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    President Obama will visit Chicago on Tuesday to rally goodwill for his executive order on immigration.

    Obama Administration email dispatch said that POTUS has cleared his schedule "to meet with members of the community and discuss the executive actions he is taking to fix our broken immigration system." The White House provided no further details on the trip.

    Thursday night, Obama announced he's using his presidential powers to enact sweeping reforms that will protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

    He will sign the order in Las Vegas on Friday and fly into the city alongside Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez, a Chicago Democrat who's been critical of the president's delayed promises to bypass Congress on the issue before year's end.

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    Gutierrez and Mayor Rahm Emanuel likely will be on hand to greet Obama when he touches down in his adopted hometown. Emanuel, who's softened his stance toward immigration reform since taking the helm of the Windy City in 2011, is up for re-election in February. His biggest adversaries are Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti.