On June 25, 2009, President Obama met with a bipartisan group of 30 senators and representatives, as well as the Secretaries of the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL), to discuss overhauling the nation's immigration laws. The White House designed this meeting to “launch a policy conversation by having an honest discussion about the issues, identifying areas of agreement and isolating areas where we still have work to do.” The administration predicts that a draft comprehensive immigration bill will be introduced in late 2009, but that it most likely will not be in position to act on possible passage until 2010.

While Congress and the Obama administration continue to work on immigration reform legislation, the President announced that his administration has begun implementing several administrative changes related to immigration. Foremost among these is the DHS worksite enforcement efforts, including a crackdown on unscrupulous employers who violate their Form I-9 obligations and exploit their work force.