Guest-worker program dispute could delay immigration reform

03/29/2013 | Washington Post, The

A new guest-worker program is at the center of a dispute among lawmakers that could derail bipartisan immigration reform when a bill is introduced in the Senate early next month. Republicans cite business interests as an incentive to issue temporary work visas to about 400,000 low-wage foreign workers per year, while Democrats and unions fear the impact low-wage visas may have on U.S. workers.

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