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Despite the chamber’s backing, other business advocates said the deal is too small in scope and skewed toward labor unions’ concerns.
“In the early 2000s, when the economy was booming, more than 350,000 unauthorized immigrants entered the U.S. every year to work. Even in 2011, with the economy still sluggish and uncertain, the number was 150,000,” said ImmigrationWorks USA President Tamar Jacoby. “But the new program will start by admitting only 20,000 workers a year and will never, no matter how robust the economy, issue more than 200,000 visas annually.”
⦁ Stephen Dinan contributed to this report.
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