Michael Long looks over a travel section about New Orleans as he prepares for a trip to the Super Bowl at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Long, a retir

 

              Michael Long looks over a travel section about New Orleans as he prepares for a trip to the Super Bowl at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Long, a retir
Michael Long looks over a travel section about New Orleans as he prepares for a trip to the Super Bowl at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Long, a retired air force employee, who actively monitors the immigration debate, is resigned to the GOP cutting a deal. Since last year’s election, many top conservatives have distanced themselves from the idea that illegal immigrants must be removed from the country. Instead they’re signaling a new openness to allowing people without authorization to be in the U.S. to eventually become citizens. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)