Two signs made me pessimistic about the coming CIR:
1. The crowd is "heavily emotionally divided by the immigration issue", which means fewer congressmen are willing to take the risk supporting CIR
2. In the other article, Obama met with "hispanic congressmen" only, which implies legal immigrants is not on the agenda for that meeting. And history has showed again and again that those congressmen will try their best to lay roadblocks for us...
Compared to piecemeal approach, CIR will wreak havoc of the immigration system, it's not likely a good thing for many of us who have been waiting for such a long time.