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Schumer, McCain Urge House Passage Of Immigration Bill

New York Senator Charles Schumer on Sunday lamented the likely opposition that immigration reform will receive in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives - but he predicted that the bill would be passed by the end of the year anyway.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Schumer said he believed that House Speaker John Boehner ultimately would go along with the bipartisan reform proposal that Schumer and his "Gang of Eight" had crafted. The measure made it through the senate last week, but Boehner said that House Republicans would instead devise their own bill.

"I believe that by the end of this year, the House will pass the Senate bill," Schumer said.

Arizona Senator John McCain, who is a Republican and another of the bill's authors, was chillingly simplistic in his evaluation of the subject.

"I think Republicans realize the implications of the future of the Republican Party in America if we don't get this issue behind us," McCain said, also on Fox.

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