Frustrated by the feds, Ariz. eyes its own guest-worker program

PHOENIX Arizona lawmakers are considering bills to create a new state-level guest-worker program and to revise the 2007 law that could put restaurateurs or other employers out of business if they knowingly hire illegal workers.

The House and Senate are both considering legislation that would create a program to provide temporary foreign workers for the hospitality trade and other businesses experiencing labor shortages. Proponents say the state’s employers can’t

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