The gang of seven immigration bill in the House is dead, at least for this year. Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a key player on immigration as a member of the gang told Greg Sargeant of the Washington Post, that the bill is stalled and not expected to go anywhere soon. Certainly not this fall and unlikely this winter session.
That throws it into an election year, which could effectively kill the bill altogether. Two reasons the bill has failed is that the republican leadership has refused to support any immigration bill and while on August vacation, many republicans heard from constituents, that they do not want amnesty for the 11.5 illegals currently in this country.
The Senate bill will not even be debated. Gutierrez had hoped that the House immigration bill could pass because it was a much farther to the right bill than the Senate version and could draw more bipartisan support. Democrats believe that republican members of the gang of seven are prepared to declare the bill dead, such as GOP Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson.
There is still the possibility that the House could pass a series of bills instead of one comprehensive bills, but in that scenario, border security would come first, which is a poison pill for senate democrats along with John McCain and Lindsay Graham. The senate bill made it apparent that democrats were not willing to support border control and the Obama administration has been ignoring current federal law and they fell he couldn't be trusted to carry out congressional wishes.
Odds are republican leadership in the House is willing to allow the bill to die on the floor. 2014 is a major election year and chances are would gain republicans little gains among Lationos, while alienating their base.