Glad he finally said it. Just because there are some other big issues to be dealt with - perennial budget fights and a major gun control debate for starters - that doesn't mean that immigration needs to take a back seat. With respect to the gun control issue, Angela Kelley of the Center for American Progress summed it up:
"They are not in competition; they are complementary," said Angela Kelley, an expert on immigration at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington. "The White House can walk and chew gum, as can lawmakers."
"If [lawmakers] are working 40 hours a week, they should be able to get both done," she said.