Immigration reform continues to be hot topic in Washington, and as the balance of power shifts among parties change could be on its way. As it stands now, the immigration bill is a carefully crafted compromise between business and labor. With little hope of enactment, though, the compromise is all but dead, and with the Republicans in power, that could be good news for business and disaster for labor: a scaled-back measure that increases guest worker visas. Take a closer look at the issue with CQ Roll Call, a premier source of timely news, objective reporting and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation since 1945.
About the author: Shawn Zeller is a senior writer for CQ Weekly. He writes about a variety of topics including lobbying, politics, regulation and civil service issues. In 2008, he helped cover the presidential campaign for Politifact.com, a joint project of Congressional Quarterly and the St. Petersburg Times that was awarded a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its campaign coverage.