A man views merchandise at an American Apparel store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 24, 2012. Each year, the company makes more than 40 million articles of clothing out of its L.A.-area factory. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Garment Industry Follows Threads Of Immigration Overhaul

One industry official says a path to citizenship would improve conditions in the industry, which relies heavily on immigrant labor.

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Samuel Ku, who runs AG Jeans alongside his father, says a European tariff puts thousands of U.S. clothing jobs at risk. Amanda Marsalis hide caption

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