As of November 2014, according to National Public Radio, President Obama plans to use executive action to reform immigration policies. This eliminates the need for Congress to pass immigration reform, although President Obama maintains that he prefers for Congress pass a more extensive bill independently.
In June of 2013, Politico reported that the Senate passed an immigration reform bill. At the time, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that the House of Representatives did not intend to vote on the Senate bill but planned to put together its own bill instead. Reform subsequently stagnated. The level of disagreement on this issue has made many doubtful that Congress is likely to pass immigration reform that President Obama signs into law.