Two prominent U.S. Senators from different sides of the aisle recently began to work together on immigration reform.
According to Politico, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senator Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, have been testing the waters to see if any action on immigration is realistic for the coming year.
The news source reports that last year the pair worked on the issue, even co-writing a piece in the Washington Post that called America’s immigration system “badly broken” and wrote that the country’s “security and economic well-being depend on enacting sensible immigration policies.”
However, those talks were abandoned for a variety of reasons but the two veteran lawmakers are reportedly going to give it another try.
“What we’re doing is beginning these preliminary talks, particularly with outside groups, to try and regain the consensus that was pretty nicely formed last year,” Schumer told Politico. “And who knows, we might surprise everyone and get something done. We realize it is a tough thing to do, but it is very important, and it’s worth a shot.”