U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Republicans are fighting Republicans. Teacher unions are linking arms with tea partyers. President Barack Obama is working in tandem with big business.
Speaker John Boehner expressed optimism on Wednesday about House action by year’s end on stalled efforts to overhaul immigration as Republicans discussed possible limited steps to deal with the contentious issue.
More than seven-in-ten Americans – 71 percent – say illegal immigrants should be allowed to remain in the U.S. legally if they meet basic citizenship requirements.
Prospects for a Senate deal on an ambitious rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws improved markedly as business and labor appeared ready to set aside their differences over a new low-skilled worker program holding up the agreement.