From NBC Latino:
Republican Senator Lindsay Graham is part of the Gang of Eight Senators currently working on a bipartisan immigration reform plan.    University of California-Irvine political scientist Louis DeSipio says the overt participation of evangelical and business groups in support of Senator Graham’s immigration views “reflects an understanding on the part of immigration reform advocates that they need a multifaceted approach,” he says, to avoid previous failures to achieve immigration reform legislation. While evangelical groups have supported immigration reform for years, “the evangelical community is becoming more vocal,” says Desipio. On the business side, says Desipio, there is a consensus that the tradeoff for increasing the number of highly-skilled immigrants and some sort of guest worker program is to support comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. ”The business groups understand this notion of compromise,” says Desipio.

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