The 2 Houses of Congress are no closer to agreement on so-called Immigration reform.
The issue is continuing to split the Republican Party (which is not really a bad thing).
But even when a final bill does get approved, which is probably months away, there are not enough resources, manpower, etc to put the plan in motion. The Republican Congress is trying to create the illusion that they are doing something about the problem before the November elections. That seems to have been their plan all along (to pacify Red State voters). However, their plan has backfired badly. They have painted themselves into a corner, and they are in a position where they MUST act. They were hoping that Americans would not pay attention to the details.
The most hilarious part of the legislation (Senate and House of Representatives) is that they assume illegal immigrants will voluntarily come out of the shadows and "self deport". LOL What in the Hell are these Congress members smoking these days? This is the wackiest thing that I have heard of in a long time. These Congress members are really out of touch with reality.
Here are two articles offering analysis of the current situation. One from the Houstin Chronicle. Another from the Seattle Times.
My Op-Ed Commentary on this issue, originally written in March of this year, and posted earlier this month.