News Summary: Employers want foreign worker deal

News Summary: Service-sector employers eager for foreign worker program in immigration deal

Associated Press

VISA DEAL: Employers struggling to fill low-paying jobs could soon get help now that business groups and labor unions have agreed on a plan to allow thousands of new low-skilled foreign workers into the workforce.

BROADER PLAN: The deal, which still needs final agreement from lawmakers, is one of the last major hurdles to completing immigration overhaul legislation this year. It is expected to be part of a broader measure that would address the status of the 11 million immigrants who either arrived in the U.S. illegally or overstayed their visas.

THE DETAILS: The new program would admit 20,000 low-skilled foreign workers starting in 2015 and could reach 200,000 after five years.

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