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Senate gang aims for Tuesday announcement

Charles SchumerPOLITICO – The Senate Gang of Eight has completed its member-level negotiations and plans to spend the next few days reviewing the legislation ahead of an announcement early next week, according to senators and aides.

The end of the intensive months-long talks all but guarantees that immigration reform will move forward in the Senate, defying predictions that the issue was too divisive to earn the support of a group that includes Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on the right and New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez on the left.

“All issues that rise to the member level have been dealt with,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a leader of the Gang of Eight, said in a statement. “All that’s left is the drafting.”

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), another member of the group, said an announcement is likely to be Tuesday.

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