Proposals expanding the number of visas for low-skilled, foreign workers under efforts to overhaul immigration could benefit businesses that struggle to find enough labor, according to this article. The W-visa program in the Senate immigration bill would accommodate up to 220,000 workers, while a guest-worker plan in the House of Representatives could allot about 400,000 visas for nonfarm laborers. However, labor unions and some lawmakers say the measures could drive down wages for American workers.

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