Roy Beck, president of a group that opposes the immigration reform measure, called the compromise "a desperate political move by pro-amnesty forces to provide cover to pass a bill that would otherwise not pass."

The amendment "allows the massive increase in foreign workers that the CBO says will lower American wages and increase unemployment," said Beck, president of NumbersUSA.

By Dana Bash. Ted Barrett and Tom Cohen, CNN

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Updated: Fri, Jun 21st 2013 @ 4:38pm EDT