Nevada matters in immigration debate

Two disparate events Wednesday will showcase Nevada with the ongoing immigration reform debate as a backdrop.

In the Capitol, Attorney General Adam Laxalt will be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee "on the unconstitutionality of President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration," as his office describes it. Laxalt joined 25 other AGs in a lawsuit that they won in a Texas court last week.

Also on Wednesday, in Florida, Jose Diaz-Balart will be holding a joint MSNBC/Telemundo town hall with the president, and guess who has been invited? None other than nationally known DREAMEr Astrid Silva and her father, who faces deportation if the executive action is rescinded. Imagine if Silva and/or her father get to ask a question of President Obama on the same day Laxalt is testifying that Dad ought to get deported? (UPDATED: I'm told Silva and her father will get to ask the president a question.)

Bianca Gamez, who met with the president in the Oval Office, also may be at the town hall. And I'd guess progressives will have a surprise for the General in DC.