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12:38 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Durbin touts Senate-backed immigration reform bill

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman speak to reporters in-front of the replica 777D Mining Truck that serves as the Caterpillar Visitors Center Theater.
Credit Tanya Koonce / WCBU

  Illinois Senator Dick Durbin toured Caterpillar’s Visitor's Center with the company’s CEO touting the merits of the Senate-passed immigration reform bill. Durbin says the bill will have a dramatic impact on economic growth in the country, offering companies like Caterpillar, ADM and Kraft the opportunity for more skilled labor workers. But he says it's also not an easy path to becoming a citizen: 

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