(NBC NEWS) President Barack Obama tried to refocus attention on the incomplete comprehensive immigration reform push Thursday, saying that "this is the moment we should be able to finally get the job done."
"Let’s not wait," Obama said during a statement at the White House. "It doesn't get easier to just put it off. Let’s do it now. Let’s not delay. Let’s get this done and let’s do it in a bipartisan fashion."
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The president’s remarks come as the rocky rollout of Obamacare’s online health insurance exchanges continues to dominate headlines. Earlier this month, major immigration protests were largely drowned out by the government shutdown and the ongoing fiscal crisis.