Obstacle to Reform? Top House Republican Opposes Path to Citizenship.

Democrats and immigration advocates have pushed hard for a pathway to citizenship and Obama has indicated that he will not support a bill that does not contain a path.

"It has to have a pathway to citizenship that is real," he said in an interview with Univision's Maria Elena Salinas in January.

Rep. Goodlatte's comments came on the same day that business and labor leaders reached a broad agreement in principle on a system to asses the future flow of immigrant workers, a contentious issue that helped torpedo the last immigration overhaul effort in 2007.

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