In this Oct. 12, 2011, file photo, 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 this Oct. 12, 2011, file photo, 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. 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. (Associated Press)