The possibility that he may not be able to get a passport or it would be, “delayed” through 2014 might be one reason.
Holder is just saying that to drive black support for 2014.
He could almost certainly get a Peruvian passport since that is his mother’s homeland.
You need a passport to cross the border?
Every presidential election year the Democrats have to do something to rile up the black voters. In 1992 it was the Rodney King incident, in 2000 it was the fake scare of black churches in the south being set on fire, in 2004 it was the blaming of George W. Bush in the James Byrd dragging death because W. didn’t pass a hate crimes bill, and 2012 was all about Trayvon Martin. Next year is going to be a tough year for the Dems so they need something to raise the black people’s blood pressure.