Will Cows Tip CIR Balance?
"It may seem absurd that the fate of the first major immigration reform effort in 27 years could hinge partially on the country's 9.2 million lactating cows. But in a deeply divided U.S. Congress where accomplishing anything is difficult, this rare, bipartisan bill is a case study in trade-offs, including the dairy provision. If the gamble pays off in the Senate, supporters hope that the dairy provision might also entice some rural Republicans in the more conservative House of Representatives, where Republicans control the chamber and the battle over immigration will be even tougher." - Reuters, June 3, 2013.