Monday, November 12, 2012

Schumer and Graham Bipartisan Planning on Immigration Reform Underway

From the Boston Globe:

On Sunday, as the immigration issue reemerged with new prominence, Senator Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said he had resumed negotiations with Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on an immigration overhaul.

Schumer said the two had drawn up a blueprint that he said has ‘‘the real potential for bipartisan support, based on the theory that most Americans are for legal immigration, but very much against illegal immigration.’’

The senators promoted similar overhaul plans in separate interviews on Sunday news shows, and both said no path to citizenship should be available until the country’s borders are secure. Graham did not directly mention working on a plan with Schumer, the chairman of the immigration subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Already, the GOP’s new openness on immigration reform is opening up fissures in the party. Read more...

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