Showing no signs of backing down, President Obama today strongly pushed back against critics questioning his authority to bypass Congress and act unilaterally to reform the nation’s immigration system.

“There is a very simple solution to this perception that somehow I'm exercising too much executive authority: pass a bill I can sign on this issue,” he said at a news conference at the conclusion of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia.

US President Barack Obama will soon announce his Executive Action that seeks to overhaul US immigration policy. The action, being dubbed by his critics as Executive Amnesty, will offer big relief to millions of illegal immigrants who are facing deportation.

The New York Times reported Thursday that President Obama is nearing a decision on an executive order that would prevent the deportation of as many as five million undocumented immigrants, quoting administration officials familiar with the plan.

Such a move would likely enrage congressional Republicans. Even before the Times article came out, House Speaker John Boehner said if the president acts unilaterally to revamp the immigration system, it would "jeopardize other issues as well."

Canada's government is considering legislation that will ban migrants who practice polygamy from emigrating to the country, Canada's Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said on Wednesday, deeming the custom as a "barbaric cultural practice."

The Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act was introduced by the Canadian Senate on Wednesday following a decade of so-called "honor" killings involving immigrant families from the Middle East and South Asia, Voice of America reported.

President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News.

The president's plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.

Within days of Republicans gaining hold of the US Congress, the White House and Grand Old Party leadership appeared to be headed for confrontation over the crucial immigration reforms.

The White House yesterday said that President Obama is all set to take executive actions before the year-end to fix the broken immigration reform.

"The President made a promise that he's going to ask on immigration reform before the end of the year, and that's exactly what he's going to do," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.

House Speaker John Boehner issued a stern warning to President Obama not to pursue unilateral action on immigration, telling the president on Thursday "he's going to burn himself" and "poison the well" if he goes down that path.

The warning comes ahead of a major summit at the White House where Obama will meet Friday with congressional leaders of both parties. The meeting is the first chance since Republicans won a majority in the Senate -- and built their majority to historic levels in the House -- for all sides to sit down and discuss a potential agenda for next year.

President Barack Obama's determination to act alone to change the immigration system promptly drove a wedge Wednesday into the post-election commitment from the president and Republican leaders to find common ground under the new political alignment.

Justice Department and Homeland Security officials are sending to the White House their final recommendations on what immigration executive actions should look like, according to four sources who have been briefed on the timeline.

President Obama is expected to announce a series of executive actions that would slow the deportation of undocumented immigrants, similar to his executive action in 2012 that deferred the deportations of some undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus.

With Friday's decision, Canada joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

Canada has not yet had a case of Ebola. Canadians, including health-care workers, in West Africa will be permitted to travel back to Canada, the government said.

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