Comment: Gang of Eight Regrouping for CIR
Politico reports that several Senators of the original "Gang of Eight" that tried to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2013, are getting ready to make the attempt it again in 2017.

"Lindsey Graham doesn't sugarcoat his prediction: Republicans are going to get thrashed in the November election, especially among Latinos. And it's going to trigger another run at immigration reform in Congress next year, the South Carolina senator says. "I'll tell you what I'm going to do in 2017," the plainspoken GOP deal maker said in a recent interview. "I'm going to take the Gang of Eight bill out, dust it off and ask anybody and everybody who wants to work with me to make it better to do so. "Graham isn't the only one eyeing a revival of the Gang of Eight...Several influential lawmakers see another opening for immigration reform in 2017, especially if Hillary Clinton wins and the GOP takes another hit among Latinos."

Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Gang of Eight, who would be the majority leader in the Senate if Democrats take the Senate riding on Anti-Trump coattails, has already said that Comprehensive Immigration Reform would be a top priority for him. Several GOP senators from states with large Latino population are waiting to join in the effort as well.

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