Sen. Trent Lott

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., addresses Jeffrey Zients, acting director and deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, on the president's fiscal year 2014 budget proposal during testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on April 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sessions On Immigration Bill: ‘The Longer It’s Out There The Worse It Smells’

As a Senate committee prepares to begin voting this week on far-reaching immigration legislation, advocates are watching warily to see whether opposition, thus far subdued, builds into the same kind of fierce backlash that shut down Congress’ last attempt to remake the nation’s immigration system.