White House: Missed Immigration Deadline No Cause for Alarm

Both sides consider future immigration flow a crucial part of a final immigration reform bill. But after agreeing to a broad statement of principles, business and labor groups have been unable to come together on how many low-skilled worker visas would be granted under such a program, what industries would qualify and the type of worker protections that would be granted.

Muñoz would not offer specifics on what the White House wants, but she said they have a set of principles that need to be met.

"The goal here is to find a balance to make sure we are meeting our labor market needs and to make sure we are meeting the needs of not just the workers themselves who would be coming, but of American workers as well," she said. "We're hopeful we can find a mechanism to do that."

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