In late June, the stalled immigration bill was resurrected on the Senate floor, but proponents of the bill were once again unable to gain enough votes for cloture, which would move the bill into the final stage of debate and much nearer to passing. The developments mean that the comprehensive immigration reform measures are as good as dead in the 110th Congress. The proposed legislation drew controversy from all sides, as it was the product of a great compromise between the White House and both parties. Rental companies fear that without any action on current immigration law, there could be a shortage of H-2B visas. The visa program helps bring in seasonal workers from outside the U.S. and is due to expire on Sept. 30.
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