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Immigration Accord by Labor Boosts Obama Effort

As reported in  New York Times. John Sweeney, president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O and Joe T. Hansen, a leader of the rival Change to Win federation agreed, for the first time, to join forces to suport an overhaul of the immigration system.  The accord endorses legalizing the status of illegal immigrants already in the United States and opposes any large new program for employers to bring in temporary immigrant workers, officials of both federations said.