Sens John McCain Charles Schumer Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio
The bipartisan group that recently introduced a blueprint for immigration reform includes, from left, Sens. John McCain, Charles Schumer, Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio.

Federal government refocuses on immigration

Immigration reform is back in the national spotlight as Congress and the president hone in on the issue. NRN examines current and recent efforts to effect change and how movement on the issue could affect the restaurant industry. 

There’s new hope in the restaurant industry that comprehensive immigration reform is on the horizon as federal policymakers on both sides of the aisle step up to address the highly contentious issue.

Industry experts cited such political activity as the recent introduction of a bipartisan blueprint for comprehensive reform by eight U.S. senators, President Barack Obama’s vow to make immigration a priority in his second term and several as-yet unseen plans current

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