“We have a darned good chance using this blueprint to get something done this year”
Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are touting a comprehensive immigration reform framework they developed as a basis for legislation this year, and said on Sunday they are restarting talks on the matter.
“We have a darned good chance using this blueprint to get something done this year,” Schumer, who chairs a Judiciary Committee subcommittee on immigration, said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “The Republican Party has learned that being anti-illegal anti-immigrant doesn’t work for them politically.”…
Schumer noted the framework he developed with Graham has four parts. It would strengthen border security and enforcement of immigration laws by toughening punishment for business that hire illegal workers; require fraud-proof Social Security cards to prevent hiring of workers who lack them; create a temporary worker program; and set a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country.