Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) says immigration reform won’t happen this year.
He says the GOP wants piecemeal reform, while the Dems want comprehensive reform, and there’s no way to resolve that.
Also, the Dems insist on a path to citizenship, while Republicans want legalization without that path. The GOP doesn’t want to create a whole lot of new Dem voters. And comprehensive immigration reform along the lines of the Senate-passed bill would infuriate their base, causing many of them to stay home in 2014.
As usual, the GOP is on the wrong side of history with no good options. Quel dommage.