NRA shifts to more favorable view of immigration bill

WASHINGTON After meeting with President Bush, officials of the National Restaurant Association voiced support Friday for the so-called immigration reform bill currently being considered in the Senate, but expressed hopes of nudging certain provisions in a direction more favorable to the trade.

Specifically, said lobbying chief John Gay, the group would like to rework the proposed systems for verifying the legality of a job applicant, and soften the penalties

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