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US business, labor groups reach immigration deal
Major US business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a guest-worker program that removes a major hurdle to a broad immigration overhaul and clears the way for Senate legislation to be introduced soon, a source familiar with the deal said.

 

The agreement was reached on Friday night between the head of the US Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, and the president of the AFL-CIO labor organization, Richard Trumka, with Senator Chuck Schumer acting mediator; thus allowing bipartisan legislation of a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States to move foward. (Reuters)