4. Faith Leaders
There are a vast array of economic interests lined up behind reform (I didn't even mention the tech industry, which has been aggressively lobbying). But one of the most important groups backing an immigration overhaul is doing it for moral reasons.
The country's largest evangelical groups are throwing their collective weight behind reform, recognizing that the Bible calls for just treatment of immigrants, and that current immigration law doesn't provide that.
One coalition, the Evangelical Immigration Table, represents more than 100,000 churches nationwide, and has been asking congregants to discuss and pray for immigration reform.
5. Regular People
And then there are the people who might not have a distinct stake in the game, but understand how the immigration system works (or doesn't).
About half of Republicans says passing an immigration reform bill is extremely important or very important, according a June poll by the Pew Research Center. The numbers are slightly higher for Democrats, at 53 percent.
There are concerns with changing our immigration laws -- and as Kristol and Lowry point out, border security is a big one -- but that doesn't mean people don't recognize the need to do it.