The immigration overhaul at the center of President Obama’s domestic agenda would be defeated in the House this year and may not even come up for a vote until 2015, a key Republican lawmaker said in an interview to air Sunday.

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), who has been a point man for the GOP on immigration discussions with Democrats, told Univision anchor Jorge Ramos that debates over fiscal policy and the situation in Syria are leaving little if any time for consideration of the immigration plan that passed the Senate in June. And lawmakers would be loath to tackle such an emotional issue during next year’s mid-term elections.