The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

Schumer: ‘Every major policy issue’ resolved in immigration discussions

The Senate's third-ranking Democrat said Sunday that the bipartisan Senate group working on an effort to reform the nation's immigration laws has resolved all major policy issues.

Business and labor leaders reached an agreement Friday on terms of a new guest-worker program, an issue that had been viewed as the last major matter over which the bipartisan group had yet to come to terms.

But Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) another member of the bipartisan group, said Sunday that a final deal had not been struck. "Reports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on a legislative proposal are premature," said Rubio in a statement.