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President Obama arrives in Vegas for signing event

November 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Las Vegas to sign an executive order on immigration.

Air Force One safely touched down at McCarran International Airport at 12:10 p.m. Friday PST after a flight from Washington, D.C.

The president is scheduled to appear for a signing ceremony at Del Sol High School, about a mile from the airport.

Obama described his immigration action during a Thursday television address as a way to protect more than 4 million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from deportation.

The executive action is expected to affect people who’ve been in the U.S. for more than five years and whose children are citizens or lawful permanent residents.

They’ll have to pass background checks and pay fees for a chance to get work permits.

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