"The contours of a deal on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) are taking shape. An underclass will be created of undocumented people who will be given no path to citizenship. ... So for now, Democrats reluctantly shed crocodile tears over CIR-with-no-pathway. But they know what is made in piecemeal fashion today, can be reconstituted through future amendments as a path to citizenship tomorrow." - Angelo A. Paparelli, Jan. 11, 2014.