Make way for a new Gang of Eight.
An octet of senators has begun to meet to discuss immigration reform, multiple sources told POLITICO. It's a possible sign of progress on what's expected to be a top legislative priority on Capitol Hill next year.
Sources said the fledgling group's members include: Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, and Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah and Sen.-elect Jeff Flake of Arizona.