Don't be surprised if yesterday's apparent terrorist attack in Boston doesn't delay or even derail any action whatsoever on immigration reform.
This is proof once again of what the late British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan once said when he was asked what would determine how certain plans of government would turn out. "Events, dear boy -- events," he answered.
Events -- sudden, unexpected, threatening events can change everything.
History has proven that time and time again.
Now, looks what's happening:
Representative Steve King of Iowa, a prominent House member, says Congress should be cautious about rushing immigration reform, especially after Monday’s bombing in Boston, where three people were killed.
“Some of the speculation that has come out is that yes, it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a person on a student visa,” King says. “If that’s the case, then we need to take a look at the big picture.”
Stay tuned - especially as events continue to unfold.