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New York resident Melissa Garcia Velez from Colombia speaks during a rally in March in Union Square in New York. The rally was one of many around the country to focus attention on the issue of illegal immigration. A lawsuit filed Monday by illegal-immigrant students and some House Democrats challenges filibusters and would rewrite the way the Senate operates, if successful. (Associated Press)

New York resident Melissa Garcia Velez from Colombia speaks during a rally in March in Union Square in New York. The rally was one of many around the country to focus attention on the issue of illegal immigration. A lawsuit filed Monday by illegal-immigrant students and some House Democrats challenges filibusters and would rewrite the way the Senate operates, if successful. (Associated Press)

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