Businesses, Unions Negotiate Key Element Of Immigration Reform

Immigration reform: guest worker program
Immigration reform: guest worker program



By Erica Werner


WASHINGTON -- Business leaders and labor union officials are delving into high-stakes negotiations over a particularly contentious element of immigration reform -- a guest worker program to ensure that future immigrants come here legally. The issue has traditionally divided labor and business. Labor groups have looked askance on bringing in numerous low-wage workers, while that's an outcome businesses have favored.