Two Republican members of bipartisan House immigration group, John Carter of Texas and Raul Labrador of Idaho, have threatened to quit negotiations if an agreement is not reached on Thursday.
If 2013 is finally the year of contemporary immigration reform, let's look back at 1875, the first year of immigration reform legislation.
Immigration will overtake natural births as the primary driver of population growth in the near future. The U.S. population is forecast to get less white and older as the years go on by.
Immigration reform is under attack in the Senate from both sides, by over 300 amendments. These amendments would destroy any chance of immigration reform passing.
Support for immigration reform amongst evangelical Christians is on the rise as they criticize existing laws and call for a solution that "respects the God-given dignity of every person."
And thanks to a broken immigration system, it is the only one of its kind.
Sen. Mike Lee is pushing for household professions such as maids, cooks, and janitors to be exempt from E-Verify, and that's atrocious.
Senators are currently wading through the 300+ amendments that have been proposed for the Immigration Reform Bill (S. 744). Thus far, the process has exhibited strong bipartisan cooperation.