Immigration Officers’ Unions Oppose Immigration Reform Bill

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WASHINGTON -- As immigration reform advances in the Senate, new obstacles have appreared in its path. On Monday two immigration officers' unions announced their opposition to the Senate's immigration reform bill.

The National Citizenship Immigration Services joined the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) union, led by Chris Crane, to oppose the bill being debated in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The plan, they said, would compromise national security.

Among the controversial issues that will be debated this week are changes to E-Verify, the federal database that checks the immigration status of potential employees, H1-B visas, farmworkers, and rules for the legalization process.

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