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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., (left) and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., wait to speak at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2012. Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill are likely to abandon plans to institute a national ID for all workers. It proved too costly, a key senator says. Instead they are looking at expanding a little-used and error-prone program that lets employers verify the immigration status of workers through Social Security numbers. (AP File Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)