Seized by the highest-profile immigration debate in nearly three decades, the nation might swap its national pastime this summer from baseball to a bill batted around Congress by the Gang of Eight.
For gay Latino immigrants in Utah — especially those without papers known as the "undocuqueers" — the outcome could deliver double the impact: a pathway to citizenship and the equal treatment of same-sex couples through a comprehensive reform bill.
Lamar Smith (R-TX)
The former head of the House Judiciary Committee, which handles immigration legislation, <a href="http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/nov/25/despite-talk-immigration-overhaul-not-a-guarantee/">is a longtime opponent of a pathway to citizenship</a>. Though some 57 percent of Americans support offering a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/14/lamar-smith-immigration_n_2472063.html?utm_hp_ref=politics">Smith says the proposal would have a hard time passing the House</a>.
Steve King (R-IA)
Rep. Steve King, who is vice chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, has introduced bills to make English the official language of the United States and end birthright citizenship.
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who takes over for Lamar Smith as head of the House Judiciary Committee, <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2012/12/06/immigration-hardliner-bob-goodlatte-gets-bigger-role-on-divisive-issue/">opposes offering a pathway</a> to citizenship for the undocumented, saying it would reward illegal behavior.
John Boehner (R-OH)
Boehner famously called a 2007 bipartisan immigration bill that offered a <a href="http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21567106-election-drubbing-changes-minds-time-its-different">pathway to citizenship for the undocumented "a piece of shit."</a> It's not clear whether he plans to stick by those words. After the election he said he thought he could find common ground with the White House on immigration reform, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/john-boehner-immigration-citizenship_n_2102506.html">though he wouldn't say whether</a> he'd support a pathway to citizenship.
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Sen. John Cornyn, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/gop-senator-cornyn-border-security/story?id=18187299">made clear in a speech last week that he's not interested in a pathway to citizenship</a> -- just more border security.
The first Latino U.S. Senator from Texas says he <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2012/08/01/what-does-ted-cruzs-victory-mean-for-texas-latinos/">"categorically opposes" a path to citizenship</a> for undocumented immigrants.