My immigration lawyer colleagues hate it when I write this, but I don't think Congress -- as partisan and divisive and harsh and nasty as the politics are -- can pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.
Many incumbent Republican members of Congress will be "primaried" this summer if they indicate they support some kind of comprehensive immigration reform.
While most Republican members of Congress know that they must be seen as supportive of Latino and Asian voters' desires for comprehensive immigration reform if the GOP is to see the inside of the White House again, most Tea Party members could care less.
Unfortunately, it is still my view that gridlock in Congress will prevent comprehensive immigration reform from even coming to a vote in the House. I hope I'm wrong.