After taking a brief pause to discuss his plan to combat gun violence in Minneapolis, President Obama continued his spirited push for immigration reform Wednesday. According to a White House statement, the president held “meetings at the White House with labor leaders and progressive leaders…to discuss his commitment to getting a bipartisan bill passed in 2013.” The business world has long been onboard with high-skilled immigration reform, and lately has recognized the economic boon of legalizing all undocumented workers. However, labor has traditionally shied away from the discussion and rarely allies with business interests.
New York Times: Business and Labor Unite to Try to Alter Immigration Laws
Washington Post: AFL-CIO kicks off campaign for immigration reform
Wall Street Journal: Labor Union: Illegal Immigrants Deserve Citizenship