At this juncture it seems that the survival of the immigration reform bill in Congress depends on basically three things:
1. Getting a few dozen GOP House members to vote for a version of the bill that will then be sent to a conference committee
2. Speaker of the House John Boehner allowing the bill to come to the floor to be voted on
3. The ability of the conference committee to hammer out a compromise bill that can pass both the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic-controlled Senate
Jessica Taylor of NBC News takes a look at the dilemma facing many Republicans in the House. Her article is linked below.
NBC: Republican Options on Immigration Reform
"Some Republican lawmakers are increasingly facing a tough choice – support a comprehensive immigration bill and face a backlash from their own voters or oppose efforts to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented workers and contribute to larger GOP losses in the future."
----Jessica Taylor, NBC News