Guest Worker Program Survives Initial Onslaught

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate has batted down the first attempt to alter the comprehensive immigration bill, rejecting an amendment that was seeking to abolish the guest worker component of the legislation.

On Wednesday, the Senate moved to kill the amendment put forth by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) by a vote of 64 to 31, allowing the controversial guest worker provision to remain for now.

The vote comes on the heels of President George W. Bush and a bipartisan group of senators reaching...
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