“Gang of Eight” hoping for immigration bill this week.

The “gang of eight” senators working on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes a pathway to citizenship could present the legislation by the end of this week, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on “Face the Nation.”

Joined by his friend and fellow “gang” member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Schumer said the staffs of the four Republican and four Democratic senators “are in a room working 12 hours a day, taking all the agreements that we’ve come to over the last three months, and turning them into legislative language, specific legislative language.”

“All of us have said that there will be no agreement until the eight of us agree to a big, specific bill, but hopefully we can get that done by the end of the week,” Schumer said. “There have been kerfuffles along the way, but each one of those thus far has been settled.”

This is the beginning of the process, not the end of it,” McCain said. “The Judiciary Committee will act. There will be amendments. There will be debate. Then it will go to the floor of the Senate. There will be plenty of time for discussion and debate.”

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