Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., center, speaks at a news conference hosted by the Tea Party Patriots to oppose the Senate immigration reform bill, Thursday, June 20, 2013, on Capitol Hill i

 

              Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., center, speaks at a news conference hosted by the Tea Party Patriots to oppose the Senate immigration reform bill, Thursday, June 20, 2013, on Capitol Hill i
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., center, speaks at a news conference hosted by the Tea Party Patriots to oppose the Senate immigration reform bill, Thursday, June 20, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Behind him are Hans Marsen, left, an immigrant from England, and Niger Innis with TheTeaParty.Net. White House-backed immigration legislation gained momentum in the Senate on Thursday as lawmakers closed in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars stiffening border security without delaying legalization for millions living in the country unlawfully. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)