Immigration bill sprinkled with pet projects
Published April 22, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Buried within the 844 pages of the bipartisan immigration bill — amid historic shifts in policies such as a path to citizenship for 11 million unauthorized immigrants — are pet provisions of the senators who crafted it.
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham wants more visas for the meat industry, a major employer in his state. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed for special treatment for Irish workers; his state is home to a large population with Irish ancestry.
After months of difficult negotiations — which nearly derailed an immigration deal — the business community and labor unions hashed out a new work-visa program to allow up to 200,000 low-skill workers to come to the U.S.
Isay…so the good ole unions…will allow 200,000 slaves into the country…to work for farmers…instead of making farmers pay a living wage to Americans who live in the rural areas and will work…the lies about rural hardworking Americans not wanting to work on farms has to be exposed….Farmers not only pay the illegals to work…they provide housing..(disgusting unsanitary sometimes…but housing just the same) and the illegals do OK. If the same were offered to Americans…many would work and the housing provided would NOT be unsanitary!