No one knows what the comprehensive immigration-reform bill will look like except the “Gang of Eight,” the bipartisan group of senators working on it in secret.
As I noted last Friday, a number of GOP senators suspect immigration reform is going to be jammed through the Senate without adequate hearings, debate, or amendments.
Senator John McCain, a member of the Gang of Eight, didn’t alleviate any of their concerns yesterday when he appeared on CBSs Face the Nation.
“Some are saying, well, we’re not having enough hearings, we’re not having enough — first of all, we know the issue,” McCain said. “But second of all, the Judiciary Committee will act. There will be amendments. There will be debate. Then it will go to the floor of the Senate. There will be plenty of time for discussion and debate. So, I reject this notion that something is being railroaded through. This is the beginning of the process, not the end of it.”