Gang of 8 Makes Immigration Deal

The “Gang of 8” US Senators from both parties made an deal on an outline of an immigration overhaul.
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The 2013 Gang of Eight

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The Politico reported:

A powerful group of senators from both parties has reached a deal on the outlines of a comprehensive immigration overhaul, a development that will drive an emotional debate on a hot-button issue unseen in Washington for more than half a decade.

The group is expected to unveil the basics of its proposal at a Monday news conference on Capitol Hill, essentially laying down a marker on the issue one day before President Barack Obama heads to Las Vegas to unveil more details about his own immigration proposal.

According to a five-page document provided to POLITICO, the sweeping proposal — agreed to in principle by eight senators — would seek to overhaul the legal immigration system as well as create a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s roughly 11 million illegal immigrants. But establishing that pathway would depend on whether the U.S. first implements stricter border enforcement measures and new rules ensuring immigrants have left the country in compliance with their visas. Young people brought to the country as children illegally and seasonal agriculture industry workers would be given a faster path to citizenship.

The broad agreement by the influential Gang of Eight senators amounts to the most serious bipartisan effort to act on the highly charged issue since George W. Bush’s comprehensive measure was defeated in the Senate in 2007.

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  • Adirondack Patriot

    If John McCain is involved, it’s a sh** show.

  • Skandia Recluse


    …you could vote for someone else…
    Otherwise, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters?

  • Kate

    Schumer? Durbin? Menendez? Graham? McCain? Not too optimistic. I will be stunned if it amounts to anything rational.

  • Sorry to Live in Illinois

    Dick Turbin Durbin? No thanks. Why is the GOP even going along with this nonsense. It is nothing more that voter drive for the left. Same as the new Illegal Alien drivers license scam in Illinois – a motor votor (Obama) deal.

    Voter Fraud will be out of control and the right are too big of wimps to fight it.

  • ClinkinKY

    If Menendez is involved, I’m sure there’s something in there about under-age Dominicans being “fast tracked”.

  • democraps suck

    This country is going to end up like the third world $hit holes….does anyone not understand what the word ILLEGAL means….what a freaking joke

  • RedBeard

    The Dems are bad enough (a real rogues’ gallery of jackasses) but the R side isn’t much better, not with limp-spined characters like Graham and McCain.

    This won’t go well.

  • ★FALCON★

    If these were potential Republican voters there would be a fence in the border a thousand feet high and ten miles wide.

    Additionally, the liberals claim we can round up 11 million illegals and ship them back – but somehow they can round up 500 million LEGAL firearms.

    Another reason I’m leaving the GOP – I don’t like morons that make bad deals for America with communists.

  • n_bourbaki

    So far, everyone’s letting Rubio off the hook. Let me begin – another kiss-up to the identity politics Democrat/Media complex. And it started at the RNC with his “President Obama is not a bad person..” schtick.

  • donh

    Yes fast tracking the anchor baby children was likely Menendez’s contribution.

  • zipity

    Anyone doubt that this “plan” will turn out to be the bastard twin of every previous “we’ll raise taxes now, and do the cuts later” plans that have come out of the sewer we cal Congress? Just wave the magic wand to make 11 million illegal legal, and THEN we will get serious about border security.

    Anyone who believes that is a drooling idiot.

  • paul52

    Dang, #5, you beat me to the punch. Whattacrew: Little Dicky Durbin, Upchuck Shumer, Rino Lindsay, and Grampa McCain. Border security FIRST. Once completed, then and ONLY then is there any discussion. Menendez must be stocking up on Viagara by the case.

  • Tom Doniphon

    When did Congress turn into this behind-closed-door, secret-committee CABAL? These deals are made behind closed doors- no committee hearings- no debate- here vote FOR this! What the Hell?

  • JDR-Taq

    1. Sell Tens of Thousands of Machine Guns to Mexican Drug Cartels.
    2. Disarm America so that they can only legally own 7-shot pea-shooters.
    3. ???
    4. Profit!

  • doc

    These twits strike again!

  • JDR-Taq

    No matter where you live in the United States, from Arizona to California to Northern Michigan to Alaska: your state and region has been intentionally seeded by these cartels.

    Ten years back I commented in chat to a US Military man in Alaska — that when I need to learn Spanish by immersion, I can just go down to the laundromat.

    He said it’s the same in Alaska. It was all part of a “Johnny Appleseed” plan. You don’t seriously think that most Mexican reconquista actually DESIRE to live in North Dakota and Alaska, do you? No. They went where the straw they picked told them to go. And had 10 babies each starting at age 13. How to take a nation, without (initially) firing a shot.

    Now the Libs are learning from this, as well, moving en masse to NH and TX and any other red state, to exert their political influence and all the liberal filth, economic devastation, and loss of freedom for residents that comes with it.

  • Hearing we have a serious problem with Ted Poe. Will help in House to pass amnesty package. He needs loads of calls. Both NumbersUSA & CIS are reporting he has turned on us.

  • mg4us

    Since ILLEGALS have broken are law and are illegal, shouldn’t that disqualify them from ever voting. . even if they were to become a citizen?

    I am open to the idea of letting them stay as Green card holders provided they learn ENGLISH and OUR HISTORY and LAWS.

    To become a citizen, they should also be made to do SIGNIFICANT Community Service to repay their Illegal offense AND SHOULD NOT be receiving ANY FEDERAL or Public funds for any reason. .period. . .

    When I adopted children from overseas, though I AM A CITIZEN, I had to affirm that they would not be a public BURDEN. . .

    A PUBLIC BURDEN. . . get it. .

    As for this group of 8. . .Beware. .6 of them have evil intent. . .

  • JDR-Taq

    “…without firing a shot.”

    And shots will be fired, at the point where their numbers are sufficient and where our gun rights are sufficiently curtailed — both just a matter of time — and not much time.

  • melmc

    I guess Senator Menendez believes the plan will give him easier access to underage prostitutes.

  • RKflorida

    Sorry to see Rubio’s face in that lineup. Most of them should have their pictures hanging in the post office.

  • Sean

    I think about 5% of the GOP base supports this.

  • GotFreedom

    The next time you get a speeding ticket for breaking the law. . .claim amnesty!

    The next time someone steals something (and gets caught) for breaking the law. . .claim amnesty!

    This is rewarding illegal, law breaking people with citizenship and a slap in the face of the millions of people who waited their turn; filled out their paperwork/interviews and legally became citizens!

    Enforce the laws that are already on the books and stop pandering to illegals. . .just like a leopard never changes it’s spots, illegals are still going to vote for Dems–the party of “free stuff” (paid for by the rest of us).

    And Bob Menendez needs to go to jail for engaging in sex with underage woman. . .don’t care if it was in another country. . .this is not the type of behavior that a US Senator should be engaging in–EVER!

  • Sasja

    The progs are on the march. TEAParty members better beware, not just in Kentucky, but every in every red state.

    Forewarned is forearmed.

  • Sasja

    I see my goof..just read around it.


    Please join and FIGHT THIS CRAP!!

  • fidget

    Bipartisan? I don’t think four liberals and four pro-amnesty RINOs = bipartisan.

  • bigkahuna

    I have a great plan…. Those here illegally will be allowed to leave peacefully and get in line like others and wont have their illegal entry held against them. If they dont they will be deported and never allowed back ever.

    We like to call it…THE FREAKING LAW.

    If I steal your car and dont get caught in the act ….do I get to keep the car and have you pay for the insurances, gas, tires etc ??? I mean I only stole it to be able to take care of my family.

  • with over 20 million americans out of work our politicans think we need to let MORE people come into the united states. this isn’t reform its an attempt to legitimize their illegal thirty five year colonization program.

    how many muslims do you think will be allowed to colonize the united states legally under this plan?

  • Cee

    Included in the proposal the destruction of STEM careers for US citizens. Government data does not support a shortage of new graduates to fill openings. It is common knowledge that older STEM workers are both the first fired and not hired so that business can import cheap workers from third world countries.


    Have ‘gangs’ always run the Senate? As I once heard in a movie….it is time to take a flame thrower to that place.

  • samminusa

    It better include ending the “anchor baby” BS!!!! Not legally here or a citizen……tough……no citizenship for said “baby”!


    I am certain that the gang of four GOP’s demanded that we will sign on to this ONLY if we get photo VOTER ID laws enacted and that ONLY citizens can be allowed to vote and ONLY once.
    Right? We got something out of this, right?

  • JDR-Taq

    Sasja, I always read around every in every typo you make!


  • jony101

    hope the republicans know they just put a fork into there party. Illegals/undocumented only know one english word “democrat” actually 2 words “foodstamps”. Like the monkee at the zoo who presses the button that gives him a treat, immigrants legal/illegal only vote democrat. 10 million new democraat voters will make this a one party country.


    Is there still a debate about the conservative credentials (nevermind the intellect) of Mr. Rubio, or is he going to get a pass for trying to pass defacto amnesty? I swear you’ld think these repubs are delusional or intentionally wanting to make permanent the progressive (i.e. marxist) power base.

  • Lim Lynn

    These 8 men are supporting Traitor in Chief idea shame on them. Shorter duration you see mafia style Mexican drug cartels will rack havoc around American cities.

  • MLloyd

    Illegal, undocumented, alien, immigrant. Mix the words however you want but it still comes down to “You aren’t supposed to be here”. Now get out. PS: take the gang of 8 with you and please be careful not to trip over the border line on your way out. Adios, bye-bye, don’t try coming back.

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