Politico is reporting that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may introduce a bill on October 5th, the National Day of Action being planned by pro-immigration groups, that would combine the Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill with the bipartisan border security bill recently passed by the House Homeland Security Committee. However, the bill the House Democrats adapt would be the one passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee rather than the version with the controversial Hoeven-Corker $40 billion border security provisions. Instead, the unanimously approved Homeland Security Committee border bill’s language would be substituted.

Democratic supporters of the strategy believe combining the two bills could bring on enough supporters to get reform moving in the House, though I’m not sure on what they’re basing this assumption. I’d like to believe it is true, but would want to hear from some at least a couple of Republicans suggesting it’s an idea they’ll consider.