Senators: Reports of immigration deal premature

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

One of the biggest hurdles has been overcome. But lawmakers working on an immigration overhaul say they're not yet done with work on the measure, which would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.

The AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reached a deal Friday that would allow tens of thousands of low-skill workers into the country, to fill jobs in construction, restaurants and hotels.

But Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN there are still "a few details" remaining.

Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, is also part of the bipartisan group working on an immigration deal. After reports emerged on Saturday that the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce agreed on a deal, Rubio issued a statement calling a compromise "premature."

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