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Congress working to hammer out a deal on immigration reform after business and labor negotiators reached an agreement.
On wage issues Peter Barnes that can hear me hoping he doesn't company early is standing by and watches -- the latest on the story hi Peter.
You know I -- -- -- wage and visa it issues where the -- breakthrough in this compromise this weekend Cheryl on the touchy issue of lower paid lower skilled guest workers labor unions did not want easy visas for temporary workers and industries like hospitality restaurant and construction.
They want to protect jobs and wages of course.
Business had been pushing for 400000.
Guest worker visas each year but in negotiations between the AFL CIO and the US chamber of commerce they settled on phasing it in the more -- starting with.
20000 more in year one.
Right rising to 75000.
A year in year four and after that a maximum of 200000.
A year under a complex formula -- chambers said quote this is a structure we can move forward with.
The deal allows a bipartisan group of eight senators to finalize legislation on an immigration reform bill that would provide a path to citizenship for the nation's eleven million illegal aliens.
One of the members supports all of that despite.
Attack ads from anti reform groups back home.
This become ground zero.
If you can sell it here you can sell it anywhere and opponents.
-- of immigration reform say this is a test case.
You know back in me -- trying to issued.
Shattered cross my ballot as a warning to others it's not gonna work this time.
I key another Republican member of the group conservative Marco Rubio of Florida a key members said in a statement I'm encouraged -- this progress however reports that the group.
Eight senators have reached an agreement on a legislative proposal are premature.
Republicans demanding that any deal includes significant.
Improvements in border security and -- the White House said it is encouraged by the progress back to.
You know -- a -- a question for you here I would think when you get the US chamber.
Behind legislation like this immigration reform is something that we've been debating for decades now.
Do you think that that is -- actually sway more on the Republican side to play ball with the Democrats and actually get something through this time.
Absolutely and I and I think that it when you get an agreement between the AFL CIO and the the US chamber of commerce -- significant for both political parties so.
Strange -- -- fellow residents once once we got compromise for what they like Peter Barnes thank you very much for just let me Peter Barnes lineup Washington.
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