Report indicates that because of their need for accomodating their ultra right wing conservatives within the party and the reality of their post-election mandate to resolve the immigration reform which has been created by the November 2012 election, the party could not even determine the basic "starting" point and direction of immigration reform for being stuck with choice of peacemeal vs. comprehensive approaches. One then wonders whether the Republican leaders in the so-called 'gang of 8 Senators group' for immigration reform are outcasts of the Republican party politics.
When the new 113th Congress opens, the situation
will corner them to a very difficult "defensive" position
which they witnessed during the election, as the Democrats are
anticipated to come forward with a comprehensive immigration
reform proposal "very aggressively!" At this point,
some of the Republicans' piecemeal immigration reform proposals
have been perceived and taken negatively for being unrealistic
under the given political reality and rather a road block to
the workable immigration reform within the year 2013.