Interested parties on both sides of the fence are awaiting what will happen to immigration policy.
"In 2007, Congress did almost nothing about [the issue]," said Carl Braun, the founder of the Border Patrol Auxiliary.
Enrique Morones, who founded the Border Angels, agrees and hopes the new Congress will begin work on a plan immediately.
"This needs to be a priority again," Morones said.
That, however, is where their similarities end.
Morones just returned from a trip in which he met with the Obama transition team. He said his priorities are putting a stop to immigration raids and putting a halt on the new border fence separating the U.S. and Mexico. He said that two people trying to enter the U.S. are dying every day as opposed to two people a month in previous years.
For his part, Braun said the reason to act now is to lower the crime rates and to reduce the economic impact of illegal immigration.