Outgoing Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was recently elected governor, said “odds favor” a suit against the Obama administration within the next two weeks over the president’s executive actions on immigration, but the state has not taken action yet.

In a press conference Monday, Abbott said his office is still analyzing the issue and will share information it gathers with governors and attorneys general of other states. But Texas’ decision is not contingent on other states joining the suit, he said.

On his weekly broadcasted address to the nation, United States President Barack Obama defended his executive action to create a pathway for the regularization of millions of undocumented immigrants.

"I still believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together –- both parties –- to pass that kind of bipartisan law," said the democrat President. "That bill would have secured our border, while giving undocumented immigrants who already live here a pathway to citizenship if they paid a fine, started paying their taxes, and went to the back of the line."

For the first time in more than a decade, millions of undocumented immigrants living, working and raising families in the United States will wake up without fear of deportation.

Here is an entire transcript of President Obama’s remarks on immigration, as prepared for delivery.

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration.

For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities – people not trapped by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we choose.

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced steps he will take using the executive authority he has as president to deal with the issue of millions undocumented immigrants living in the US. The president said the steps he is taking do not grant US citizenship or permanent residency, but protects those eligible from deportation.

Here are the steps the president said he will take using his executive authority, until congress deals permanently with immigration reform:

US President Barack Obama on Thursday delivered a speech on the steps he will be taking on immigration using his executive authority. The president announced temporary relief from deportation of some undocumented immigrants - those who have lived in the country for 5 or more yars, have children who are US citizens or permanent residents, and have not committed crimes. The measure is expect to provide temporary legal status to about 4 million undocumented immigrants.

In an interview with USA Today's Susan Page published today, Republican Sen. Tom Coburn warned of "anarchy" and "violence" as a result of President Obama's impending executive action on immigration.

"The country is going to go nuts," Coburn said. "It's going to be a very dangerous situation."

"You could see instances of anarchy," he added.

"Well, here's how people think: 'Well, if the law doesn't apply to the president and it's not affirmatively acted upon us as a group, like you're seeing in Ferguson, Missouri then why should it apply to me?'" Coburn added.

Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature.

Obama, in a video released on Facebook, said he would make his announcement from the White House at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, then would travel to Las Vegas to promote the plan Friday.

President Obama is expected to announce a series of major changes to immigration policy during a trip to a Las Vegas high school on Friday.

The president is expected to speak at Del Sol High School on Friday afternoon, a source familiar with the plans said Wednesday. Obama first launched his campaign to overhaul the immigration system during a speech at the school in January 2013.

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and the Senate Democratic leadership wrote a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday wherein they strongly endorsed his planned executive action on immigration reform.

"[W]e fully support your decision to use your well-established executive authority to improve as much of the immigration system as you can," they wrote.

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