President Barack Obama has made immigration reform one of the major goals of his second term in the Presidency, and now, after much resistance for years by the majority of Republicans, suddenly we have a “Gang of Six” US Senators who are cooperatively working together toward that goal, making the likelihood of such reform much more likely.
The members of the “Gang of Six” are:
Democrats Charles Schumer of New York, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, and Dick Durbin of Illinois
Republicans Marco Rubio of Florida, John McCain of Arizona, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
This group includes Senators from key states that have growing Latino population—New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, Arizona and South Carolina.
it includes two leading Hispanic Senators, both Cuban—Menendez and Rubio.
It includes two Democratic leaders, the number 2 and number 3 in the leadership—Durbin and Schumer.
It includes former Republican Presidential candidate McCain, and his good friend, Graham.
If any combination of Democrats and Republicans can accomplish the goal of recognition of the need for a reasonable immigration reform, rather than the anti immigrant view of Mitt Romney during the Presidential campaign of 2012, it is this group of US Senators!