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WASHINGTON D.C. – President Obama took to Facebook Wednesday to tell Americans he will announce his plans on immigration  on Thursday.

In the video, the president says he will take executive action, a first step towards his desired immigration overhaul.

A White House spokesperson said the video reached more than 1.2 million Facebook users.

“Hi everybody. tomorrow night, I’m going to be announcing from the White House some steps that I can take to start fixing our broken immigration system. And then on Friday I’m going to be traveling to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas… where two years ago, I laid out the principles for comprehensive immigration reform. Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, Washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long. And so what I’m going to be laying out is the things that I can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better… even as I continue to work with congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem. So tune in tomorrow night at eight o’clock here from the White House where I’m going to be making this announcement. And then Del Sol High School, I will see you on Friday. Thanks everybody.”

President Obama will address the nation from the White House Thursday night at 7 p.m. CST.