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Washington Examiner: Guest worker issue may crimp any immigration measure

Published: March 29, 2013
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Both sides are now leaking the details of the negotiations and spinning them furiously in the hopes of pre-emptively dodging blame for failure — a sure sign that talks are breaking down. Still, there is a lot of pressure on both sides to reach a compromise. Something may yet be hashed out.

But one thing is clear: If the talks do collapse and no comprehensive reform emerges, it will not be because lawmakers couldn't reach a deal on border security or the status of those “living in the shadows,” as reformers like to say. It will be because those in Washington with economic interests related to the flow of immigration decided they weren't getting enough out of the deal.

— The Washington Examiner