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Bipartisan immigration bill crosses a hurdle

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Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennett, second right, speaks, as, from left, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., listen during a news conference after their tour of the Mexico border with the United States on Wednesday.

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Under the emerging agreement between business and labor, a new "W" visa program would bring tens of thousands of lower-skilled workers a year to the country. The program would be capped at 200,000 a year, but the number of visas would fluctuate, depending on unemployment rates, job openings, employer demand and data collected by a new federal bureau pushed by the labor movement as an objective monitor of the market.
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    • Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennett, second right, speaks, as, from left, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., listen during a news conference after their tour of the Mexico border with the United States on Wednesday.
    • New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer
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