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.

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.

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