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Big business, labor find common ground on immigration

Published: Feb 22, 2013 11:00 am By: Alan Gomez, USA TODAY

"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO announced Thursday they have agreed on a set of recommendations to deliver to Congress on how to revamp the nation's visa programs that bring in low-skilled workers.

The pro-business group and labor union have often been at odds on the issue of expanding the numbers of foreigners permitted to work temporarily in industries such as farming, landscaping and restaurants. So a proposal that both agree on could carry significant weight as President Obama and members of Congress push for an overhaul to the nation's immigration laws."

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