Obama's plan to deal with a flood of child immigrants, for which he is seeking $3.7 billion from Congress, does not include reforms to the 2008 child trafficking law seen as a key cause of the current crisis.
The tea party movement that pushed Sen. Ted Cruz to victory in 2012 is fading in opinion polls: Will it also fade at the ballot box in 2014? And will Hispanic voters turn a red state blue or, at least, purple?
Immigration reform will pass the Senate before the Fourth of July, Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada has vowed. Here are five key senators (or groups of senators) that will be pivotal during the two weeks of debate.