Schumer: Goal is Immigration Bill at End of Week

by Eliana Johnson


If all goes as planned, the “Gang of Eight” will unveil their immigration legislation at the end of the week, Chuck Schumer said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “Over the past two weeks, we’ve made great progress. There have been kerfuffles along the way, but each one of those thus far as been settled,” he said.

Schumer explained that no bill will be put forth until all eight senators agree upon its contents, but added, “Hopefully, we can get that done by the end of the week.” 

Appearing alongside John McCain, the two “gang” members lavished praise on each other. “Chuck Schumer is a man of his word,” said McCain. Schumer praised McCain’s leadership on the immigration issue and in the negotiations. 

Schumer’s announcement comes as the four Republican members working to craft the bill are facing calls for transparency from their colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee — Jeff Sessions, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Chuck Grassley — who have asked to be briefed on the legislation and the compromises that have been reached by the close of business tomorrow. 

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