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Gang of Eight Completes Bill Addressing Illegal Immigration

Four Democrats and four Republicans brought their efforts to success when they completed crafting a new immigration bill April 16. The 844-page bill was broad in scope, addressing illegal immigration, new visa programs for highly skilled foreign workers, family rights to immigrate, border security, a new guest worker program, new requirements for employers and many other issues. It was a heroic example of bipartisanship realized by gritty closed-door negotiations. The Gang of Eight, the nickname for the eight senators who brought the bill to completion, consisted of Republican senators Marco Rubio of Florida, John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona...