Leading up to and immediately after the 2012 election, it
was clear that immigration reform was a bipartisan priority for 2013. When the
Senate passed the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration
Modernization Act” in June with an unprecedented vote of 68-32, activists and
lawmakers alike were hopeful that Speaker Boehner and House leadership would
follow suit to fix what is mutually agreed upon as a broken system.
Unfortunately, Speaker Boehner has been adamant the House would not vote on a
Senate-passed measure and would instead produce its own legislation.