POLITICO: Business, labor leaders talk guest workers at White House

POLITICO covers a meeting about immigration reform and foreign workers at the White House with union and business leaders.

President Barack Obama brought the debate over guest workers directly to the White House Tuesday, hosting advocates and business leaders in an effort to speed consensus for — and rally support against Republican calls to slow down — immigration reform.

Richard Trumka, the CEO of the AFL-CIO, has met several times with Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donahue, and was in the president’s Tuesday morning meeting with progressive groups. Afterwards, he said he was “hopeful” after a discussion with Obama “about a data-driven system that is actually driven by needs and not by aspirations of employers.”

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