McClatchy, by Franco Ordonez

The Senate will begin a historic debate Thursday that could overhaul the nation’s immigration system.

Senators will get their first crack at modifying or killing legislation that a bipartisan group of eight colleagues proposed last month.

The so-called Gang of Eight introduced the 844-page measure in hopes of offering a long-elusive solution to the immigration problems that have plagued the nation for decades. It’s the first real effort in six years. …Read more