"Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, believes an election year may work in favor a measure being passed. “There is obviously not enough time to pass immigration reform in 2013,” Nowrasteh said. “The Syrian crisis, Obamacare’s disastrous rollout, and the government shutdown, among other things, got in the way. The last three immigration reforms that became law – including Reagan’s 1986 amnesty – happened during election years,” he said. “Immigration reform laws in 1986, 1990, and 1996 were all controversial but were passed by Congress and signed into law during those years, and it could happen again in 2014.”" - Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino, Dec. 9, 2013.