What sort of idiot would be a Republican yet support a bill that grants legal status *before* the border is objectively effectively secured? What do they think is going to happen when they give the base the finger like this and millions of future Democrats an expedited process? Immigration is one of the concrete, easily grasped issues that carries a lot of emotional power, along with guns and taxes. Why would any Republican mess with that? They need to do the right thing, and the right thing is not to jeopardize the entire country by granting amnesty without putting some controls in place to ensure the country doesn't go Democrat in the coming years, which it will because Obama has three years to circumvent the green card provision.