Obama delays reform of citizenship law

US president's pushes back plans to ease the backlog of citizenship applications, leading to claims of backtracking.

    Barack Obama appears to have gone back on a promise to reform the US immigration system.

    In July 2013, opposition Republican leaders blocked a proposed law to ease the backlog of citizenship applications, but in June of this year the US president said he would bring in reforms before the end of summer.

    Officials now say that the law has been pushed back further.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington DC.


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