Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a longtime immigration reform advocate, declared Wednesday that immigration reform in the House is “over” because Republicans are blocking legislation from coming to a vote. “Nothing’s going to happen,” he said in an interview. “My point of view is, this is over. There’s no reason to continue to wait. Every day, 1,000 people get deported. The president should stop deportations. There’s no reason to wait.” (Washington Post) Democratic leaders will hold a press conference today to mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate passing a sweeping reform bill.