Compromise Deal May Speed Immigration Bill Through Senate

June 21, 2013
gang of eight in senate

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., center, leads a "Gang of 8" news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2013, to discuss their immigration reform legislation. From left are, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Schumer, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C. and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

(Charles Dharapak/AP)

The chances of an immigration overhaul bill getting through the Senate greatly improved on Thursday.

A deal was reached on a border security plan. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks about the deal with two of the senators in the so-called "Gang of Eight," who are working on a bipartisan approach to immigration, Arizona Republican Jeff Flake and Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin.

Story source: NPR

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