DHS sec'y: Obama immigration plan 'comprehensive'

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Posted: Nov 19, 2014 11:06 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says President Barack Obama's executive immigration actions will be comprehensive and include border security measures.

Johnson says the administration came up with a variety of changes to the immigration system that he believes are not only legal but needed in light of inaction by Congress on immigration.

Johnson spoke briefly about the president's plan during an event at the National Press Club on Wednesday. He didn't provide any details about Obama's plan, saying he didn't want to get out ahead of the president's announcement.

Johnson also says more clarity is needed for internal directives outlining how immigration authorities decide which immigrants living in the country illegally should be deported. He didn't provide details.