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

Does anyone have a good feeling about this?
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.

  • Houstonpetitions

    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.