(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Obama heads to his home state today (Tuesday) to highlight his executive actions on immigration.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington.

The President will meet with community leaders in Chicago to discuss his executive actions, which could shield five million illegal immigrants from deportation.  He's expected to tout what the administration says are the economic advantages of his immigration actions.

President Obama is also expected to counter criticism from Republicans, who say he overstepped his legal authority.  The trip comes as Congress takes time off for the Thanksgiving holiday, and as Republicans strategize on ways to block the President.  

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio. 

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