Rubio Encouraged By Immigration Reform Talks

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One day after union groups and business representatives agreed to a temporary-worker program, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he was encouraged by the progress being made in talks on immigration reform.

The AFL-CIO and the pro-business U.S. Chamber of Commerce reached a deal late Friday that would allow tens of thousands of low-skill workers into the country to fill jobs in construction, restaurants and hotels. Yet despite the unusual agreement between the two powerful lobbying groups, lawmakers from both parties tried to curb expectations that the negotiations were finished and an immigration bill was heading for a vote.

“I’m encouraged by reports of an agreement between business groups and unions on the issue of guest workers. However, reports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on a legislative proposal are premature,” said Rubio in a statement released Sunday morning.

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