Comprehensive immigration reform may be potentially delayed until 2010, due to pressing issues already on the agenda of the Obama administration. Healthcare reform and the economy are taking higher precedence than immigration reform for the current administration, which will potentially delay tackling immigration reform until 2010.
During President Obama's presidential campaign he promised voters that he would make comprehensive immigration reform a top priority. However, U.S. Senator Roland Burris, who serves on the Homeland Security committee stated, "Unfortunately, the agenda is so packed, we have so many issues on our plate that we will probably postpone the immigration reform until late this year or early next year."
Senator Buris also recognized that immigration needs to be addressed and, "We should not be splitting up families. We need to work on the issue of reform and proper immigration but we also have to protect our borders," he added.
Source: United States Immigration Support