Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo assesses the developing bipartisan Senate proposal for immigration reform:

Senate Democrats have made the calculation that in exchange for Republican support on a ‘pathway to citizenship’ they’re basically willing to agree to almost any level of wasteful and in many cases needless spending on border security – moat, laser fence, 20 million border guards. But as Sen. Leahy says, it’s basically “a Christmas Wish List for Haliburton.”