The House is unlikely to advance an immigration bill this year, a failure for which both parties deserve blame, Russell Berman writes in this two-part report. The House reportedly was close to a bipartisan immigration bill earlier this year, but the White House told House Democrats to delay negotiations until the Senate could pass its bill. The House bill died after Speaker John Boehner declined to fully support it, and key Republican senators walked away from the so-called "Gang of Eight," according to lawmakers involved in the negotiations.

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