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Tuesday April 9, 2013

‘Gang of Eight’ Set to Unveil Immigration Bill as Early as Thursday

‘Gang of Eight’ Set to Unveil Immigration Bill as Early as Thursday

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The bi-partisan Senate committee working on comprehensive immigration reform, dubbed the ‘Gang of Eight’, appear ready to present a bill as early as Thursday.

Senate sources, according to The Hill, want to present the bill before the week-end and feel they have made enough progress on key issues to move forward. 

The group apparently has finalized an agreement on issues related to immigration including a “path to citizenship’ to the number of work visas for agricultural workers to border security.

The group of Senators includes: Sen. Michael Benner, (D-CO),  Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-IL), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). 

This announcement comes right after Cuban-American Senator Rubio urged for public hearings and a cautious and slow approach to immigration reform.