“Gang of Eight” Hoping for Immigration Bill This Week, Schumer Says

Lindsey Boerma, CBS News, April 7, 2013

The “gang of eight” senators working on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes a pathway to citizenship could present the legislation by the end of this week, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on “Face the Nation.”

Joined by his friend and fellow “gang” member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Schumer said the staffs of the four Republican and four Democratic senators “are in a room working 12 hours a day, taking all the agreements that we’ve come to over the last three months, and turning them into legislative language, specific legislative language.”

“All of us have said that there will be no agreement until the eight of us agree to a big, specific bill, but hopefully we can get that done by the end of the week,” Schumer said. {snip}


“Most Americans agree that if you pay back-taxes, if you pay a fine, if you learn English, if you go to the back of the line, then you can and should be eligible for a path to citizenship,” McCain said.


If a bill does come out of the “gang” this week, a “long road” remains on its way to passage, Schumer said, citing “people on both sides who are against this bill, and they will be able to shoot at it in had the committee.” The best-case scenario would be a floor vote in May, following committee markup.


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  • sbuffalonative

    Joined by his friend and fellow “gang” member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

    They’re really trying to convince the American people this is a bi-partisan effort.
    The truth is no one other than illegals and their apologists is asking for this.
    Do you believe the average American is lying awake at night crying over the plight of illegal aliens?
    This is a completely unnecessary and agenda driven legislation with little support from the public (other than when polled).

    • Puggg
      • The__Bobster

        That’s when we march on DC with torches and pitchforks.

      • 1500 pages? Is this going to be another one of those leviathan bills that we’ll have to pass before we can find out what’s in it? Of course we know what’s in it — Amnesty, open borders, work permits right away (the holy grail of any immigration bill for the forces that are really demanding it), cheap labor, and between all those, thousands of pork barrel items and earmarks that have nothing to do with immigration.

    • The__Bobster

      You forgot the DNC, the churches and the cheap labor lobby.

  • The__Bobster

    How is it “bi-partisan” when everyone in the group has the same goal: selling out this country?

  • So CAL Snowman

    “Most Americans agree that if you pay back-taxes, if you pay a fine,
    if you learn English, if you go to the back of the line, then you can
    and should be eligible for a path to citizenship,” McCain said.”

    It’s nice to see that McCain is as delusional as ever, apparently you can live a full, healthy life with dementia. Everyone in the world is an “American” they just aren’t here yet.

    • IstvanIN

      I don’t feel that way, Mr. McCain, in fact I feel the illegals should be punished for violating our laws and national sovereignty.

    • mobilebay

      Give ’em time, So CAL, just give ’em time.

    • Largo

      So give them a year after they get this amnesty passed, the provisions for fines, back taxes,and learning English will be overridden in another omnibus bill with no mention of its removal in the media. Bi-partisan is code for the fix is in.

  • IstvanIN

    and like the Bolsheviks these men will never be brought to trial for the misery and destruction they have brought upon this nation.

  • mike

    The gang of eight of course includes four Republicans among whom is John McCain. I hope this is somewhat instructive to those posters on Amren who somehow have convinced themselves that the Republicans are our saviors. That bubble was busted for me with Reagan.

  • JohnEngelman

    No matter how immigration is sold, the product means lower wages for American wage earners.

    • Jefferson

      The gang of 8 probably pay their Spanish speaking Aztec maids, gardeners, and nannies below minimum wage.

  • NM156

    Bill is 1500 pages. It is doomed. Ultimately, both parties are looking for a way out while looking busy for their clients so they stuff the bill with everything, knowing well it’s going nowhere. The public will kneecap any Senator or rep that sells out to tens of millions of foreign interlopers who do not belong in the US.

  • bigone4u

    I would no more trust any immigration bill than I trusted the Obamacare legislation. These people are pathological liars. All of them.

  • MikeS

    “Most Americans agree that if you pay back-taxes, if you pay a fine, if
    you learn English, if you go to the back of the line, then you can and
    should be eligible for a path to citizenship,”

    Most Americans also agree, despite what the government and its lap dog the MSM loudly proclaim, that if you are in this country illegally, you just blew your chance at ever becoming a US citizen and better GTFO before real Americans find you.

  • potato78

    No matter what,
    They are selling our country to the third world country people.
    at what price,
    retail price or whole sale price?

  • Jefferson

    I can’t wait till The Republican Party loses the Hispanic vote again in 2016. Hopefully they lose the Hispanic vote by an even bigger margin than they did in 2012. The DNC won 70 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012. I would love to see the DNC win 75 percent or even 80 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2016.

    Will the GOP still refer to Hispanics as “natural Republicans” after they lose again in 2016 ?

    • David Ashton

      Or become the Party of the New Republic of Greater Mexicamerica? Career politicians can always find ways to keep their careers.

    • Felix_M

      Most people who speak so glowingly about Hispanic culture, know little about it. (It’s not for nothing that every country they’ve ever founded ends up as a cesspool.) There’s no way they’re “natural Republicans.” They’ll support the democrats, because they’re the ones who are going to give them all the benefits paid for by American taxpayers.

    • Largo

      Seven million Republicans stayed away from the polls in our last presidential election because they knew that along with being Sheldon Adelson’s butt boy Romney’s policy views were antithetical to white America. If this amnesty bill is past along with another gun control bill, nobody will show up. The stupid traitorous quisling party will be history.
      The democrats are the Harlen Globetrotters while the republicans can be liken to the Washington Generals. Whose only function was to serve as a team of stooges to highlight the Globtrotters’ hijinks. The Republican function is to provide an ineffectual team of stooges to aid the power elites in their destruction of this country.

  • WhiteManFromTown

    Let them eat cake. Eventually all this fraud collapses. Then its rebuild time. Guess who has the better record with that. Youre right, Afro Americans. Help!

    • Jim Bob Lassiter

      Say whut??!!

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Funny how their media appointed moniker so closely resembles Chinese communist abominations responsible for massive death and destruction.

  • Way to tackle unemployment you corporate scumbags.

  • Room101

    Kudos to the Government in stepping-up their War against White People/taxpayers.
    Great timing.

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    Let the floodgates be opened!

    And Chuck Schumer is leading the way this time. Just as Jacob Javitts D-NY did in 1965.

    Chuck’s non- Jewish leading gentile sidekick is McCain, as was Uncle Teddy Kennedy to Jacob.

    It’s so hard to fathom that is takes so few saboteurs to help kill a formerly 90% white, Christian Republic.

    The Jewish Zionist torch is passed once more in the unofficial endless war against the western gentile.

    Enemies are at the gates, except there aren’t any gates. America has become an open whorehouse for the world. We know who most of the whore masters are.

    • Felix_M

      Schumer and his ilk are precisely why I never vote for anyone of his kind. Once upon a time I would have dismissed thinking like this as hateful and irrational, but after growing up a bit, thinking objectively about things and looking at the record, it’s clear that it’s irresponsible (and dangerous) to people in a position of power who espouse a philosophy that puts the welfare of their tiny cabal ahead of the needs of their host country.

  • Felix_M

    It’s not Al-Qai’da or any of the Islamo-fascists that are the biggest danger to the well-being of Americans. It’s our own “leaders.”

  • WhiteKnight

    I think the only choice for white Americans is to form our own country in states like Idaho and Montana. Either that, or we white Americans should consider moving back to Europe to help our white brothers and sisters in our old homeland. I would rather lose America than Europe, the birthplace of the mighty white race.

  • Bobby

    Isn’t Schumer something? This flake is the poster child for most of what’s wrong with the U.S. He’s also the reason I can’t get over the feeling that voting is nonsense. How can people be so utterly stupid as to return someone to office, who has obviously never had a sincere thought for the wellbeing of American citizens ever enter his brain? It’s strange, comrades, very strange indeed.