"Much of Washington believes a potential military strike and a debt ceiling debacle have swallowed chances this year for immigration reform. Not tech. Silicon Valley and its D.C. representatives still envision that legislation can creep through before momentum fades. Congressional calendars be damned. Tech vows to further hound lawmakers, target districts and partner with outlying groups as the industry tries to wedge its most unifying issue yet back on the agenda. “We’re not going to accept the crisis excuse,” said Scott Corley, Compete America’s executive director. “There is always a crisis. Immigration is a crisis. Being in Congress you have to walk, chew gum, juggle knives and jump through hoops on fire all at once. That’s the job.” " - Politico, Sept. 11, 2013.