On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Tune in to Listen

95.7 FM Sioux Falls, SD

Weather

Current Conditions(Sioux Falls,SD 57104)

More Weather »
61° Feels Like: 61°
Wind: W 15 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.01”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Mostly Clear 38°

Tomorrow

Sunny 74°

Fri Night

Partly Cloudy 46°

Alerts

  • 0 Severe Weather Alerts
  • 0 Cancellations

Senate panel OKs changes sought by tech firms in immigration bill

Senator Charles Schumer of New York speaks at the Temple Emanu-El during the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in New York April 7, 2013. REU
Senator Charles Schumer of New York speaks at the Temple Emanu-El during the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in New York April 7, 2013. REU

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate panel voted on Tuesday to make it easier for U.S. companies to hire foreign workers as part of a broad immigration bill being debated in Congress.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted for the amendment, which would loosen requirements that employers recruit Americans ahead of foreigners for high-tech jobs.

The compromise was brokered by Democratic Senator Charles Schumer to win over Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican whose support is seen as important to bring other conservatives on board with broader immigration reform.

(Reporting by Caren Bohan, Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai; editing by Christopher Wilson)

Comments