Immigration overhaul could put business ahead of unemployment, says lawmaker

09/5/2013 | Hill, The

The move to overhaul immigration could place the interests of businesses ahead of unemployed U.S. workers, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., wrote in an opinion piece for USA TODAY. The Senate immigration bill includes provisions to increase the number of green cards and guest-worker visas, which could reduce opportunities for current residents, Sessions said. The House of Representatives may not take up the Senate bill, but two lawmakers seek to broaden the low-skilled, guest-worker program beyond the Senate proposal, according to this article.

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