President Obama Wednesday backed off a campaign promise to make immigration reform a priority of his first term, saying work on the issue has begun but his agenda is already stretched.
“We want to move this process,” Obama said in a prime-time news conference at the White House. “I'm going to be moving it as quickly as I can — I've been accused of doing too much.”
On the evening of his 100th day in office, Obama met the press in the East Room of the White House for his third formal, nighttime news conference. During the presidential campaign, Obama told the League of United Latin American Citizens that he would make immigration reform a “top priority” in his first year.