Democrats Split on When to Push Immigration

— House Democrats are divided on when to put immigration legislation on the floor for a vote, which they can force by using a discharge petition.
The discharge petition would need a majority of lawmakers’ signatures. Because of the difficulty in coming up with those 216 signatures, which would have to include 17 GOP votes, some Democrats want to wait. Angela Kelley, the vice president of immigration policy for the Center for American Progress, said to wait until key primary filing deadlines pass. [Read More]