White House Says Immigration Reform Unlikely in ’09

Keith Koffler, Roll Call, June 22, 2009

The White House on Monday acknowledged that immigration reform is unlikely to move in Congress this year.

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Gibbs [White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.] added that Obama hopes that “later this year that we can have the beginning of formal debate on that.”

Obama has consistently put other priorities–including energy and health care reform–ahead of an immigration bill, hoping to have both approved in 2009.

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