The problem for establishment Republicans, however, is that their interests in the party's long-term governing future don't necessarily coincide with those of lawmakers from conservative districts across the country. House members whose districts have been rendered reliably red by gerrymandering don't have to worry about serious Democratic opposition, but they do fear the threat of a primary challenge from their right, especially in places where tea party conservatives are strong. Consequently, they have little interest in pushing immigration reform, an issue about which many of their constituents are deeply suspicious. At the same time they have a lot to gain by opposing it, regardless of what that means for the national party. For them, self-preservation (i.e. re-election) is their first priority; everything else is secondary.