Final Note

Immigration bill also benefits meat industry, Irish workers, ski instructors

Sarah Gardner Apr 22, 2013
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Final Note

Immigration bill also benefits meat industry, Irish workers, ski instructors

Sarah Gardner Apr 22, 2013
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You know that big immigration bill that they’re working on in Congress? Well, the bigger the bill, the easier it is to stuff it with…pork. (Literally, in some cases.)

Among the pet provisions you can find buried in that 844 pages of legislation? More visas for foreign workers for the American meat industry — that was Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer’s put in for an extra 10,500 visas for Irish workers. And Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado threw in a provision making it easier to hire foreign ski instructors.

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