Debate on the Senate version of the legislation, S 2454 [summary] stalled [JURIST report] last month, but earlier this week senators indicated they had tentatively agreed [JURIST report] to toughen rules on the hiring of illegal immigrants by forcing employers to check Social Security numbers and investigate the immigration status of potential employees. Frist said Thursday that Senate debate on the immigration reform bill [JURIST news archive], will resume next week and will focus on a "considerable" number of amendments. AP has more.
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