The conventional wisdom is that the Gang of Eight bill, or any facsimile thereof, has no chance of passing the House. By all rights, it shouldn’t. The bill does for immigration policy what Obamacare does for health care — make things profoundly worse.
But it would be a serious mistake to underestimate supporters of the Gang of Eight. A powerful coalition of liberal interest groups, mainstream media, unions, big business, Hollywood, academia, and practically every Democratic politician in the country are continuing to wield resources toward the bill’s ultimate passage that dwarf the resources of the bill’s opponents.