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The bill's future is uncertain, given the lack of agreement on immigration reform between the House and Senate.

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers are pressing Republican leaders to include provisions aimed at making it easier to travel to the U.S. a part of immigration legislation.

Reps. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) and Joe Heck (R-Nev.) are leading the charge to streamline the visa system, which they say would spark more people to come to the U.S. and make the nation a better home for international conferences. Both would boost the economy, they say.

It would also add 3,500 new customs officers at major U.S. entry points to try to ensure foreign travelers wait no longer than 30 minutes to enter the U.S.


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Photo credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton. Tim Shaffer / Reuters

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