U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) expects a vote soon on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that’s been drafted by the so called “Gang of Eight.” Durbin wants to get the bill out of committee this week and is hoping to send it to the Senate floor after June 1. “I think we’ve got a good chance for the first time in 25 years to fix this broken immigration system,” Durbin said.
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While the bill has a high chance of passing in the Senate, Durbin says he’s “realistic” when it comes to what could happen in the House. “It would be a real shame if we get this done in the Senate with a strong vote and the House doesn’t do its part but I hope they will,” Durbin said. The bill will face opposition from some Republicans. Durbin says he has been talking with House members in hopes of gaining support for the bill.