RIP: Immigration Reform bill is dead

The "Gang of 7" immigration reform bill in the House, touted as a fix for all our immigration problems, died of disinterest yesterday. It was less than a year old. Washington Post: In a blow to the hopes of passing immigration reform anytime soon, the bipartisan House "gang of seven" plan is probably dead, and almost certainly won't be introduced this fall as promised, a top Democrat on the "gang" acknowledges. "It doesn't appear that we're going to move forward with the group of seven," Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a key player on immigration as a member of the gang, said in an interview with me. "The process is stalled. I don't believe we're going to produce a bill anytime soon." This undermines the already dwindling prospects for reform, because the House "gang of seven" plan - which would provide a path to citizenship but is significantly to the right of the Senate bill - was seen as a comprehensive plan Republicans who genuinely want to solve the immigration problem...(Read Full Post)