S. 744: The "Gang of Eight" Bill
April 16, 2013
Bill: S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act | Read the entire bill.
FAIR Analysis: In April 2013, Senators Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet, Bob Menendez, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, and Marco Rubio introduced S.744—the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act—otherwise known as the Gang of Eight amnesty bill. If passed, S.744 would grant amnesty to the approximately 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. and dramatically increase legal immigration, while doing virtually nothing to improve border security or immigration enforcement.
Sponsor: Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
Description: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act — (Sec. 2) States that passage of this Act recognizes that the primary tenets of its success depend on securing U.S. sovereignty and establishing a coherent and just system for integrating those who seek to join American society. Read more.
Current Status: Passed the Senate with a vote of 68-32 on June 27, 2013.