President Obama will lay out a blueprint for immigration reform broadly consistent with the Senate's bipartisan framework on Tuesday, senior White House officials told reporters on Monday. The president's own plan is expected to include more detail than the Senate group's white paper, including a clearer path to citizenship.
According to officials, the White House did not expect the Senate group to reach an agreement ahead of their own immigration push, but are pleasantly surprised by its early momentum. The White House has worked out much of its own legislative langauge for a bill based on past negotiations in Obama's first term and his time as Senator, but is watching how successfully Congress moves on the issue first before releasing its own bill.
Obama previously addressed immigration in a 2011 speech, proposing a comprehensive reform package granting a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that's expected to provide the framework for his newer push.