Finding Common Ground on Guest Workers a Major Challenge for CIR

"As immigration talks resume, the public debate has once again zeroed in on the merits of granting some type of so-called amnesty to 11 million [unauthorized] immigrants.  But another, more complicated dispute – where the sides are equally entrenched – is brewing behind the scenes between organized labor and business interests.  That debate, over how to manage future flows of legal immigration, particularly the size and scope of some kind of temporary worker program, could just as easily derail any type of immigration overhaul." - Franco Ordoñez, McClatchy Newspapers, Nov. 21, 2012.