GOP Senators blocked an immigration plan by business-backed Democrats to put a very large number of foreign graduates into the Fortune 500 jobs needed by U.S. graduates, according to reports from Capitol Hill.
“Immigration provisions in a hotly debated US competitiveness package are effectively dead, but Democrats haven’t admitted it yet, according to one Republican senator who’s a top negotiator on the legislation,” Bloomberg reported from a Hill interview with Sen. Todd Young (R-IN).
“I think they’re dead. I just think that Democrats haven’t admitted that to themselves yet,” said Young, who has opposed the giveaway in close cooperation with his fellow Midwestern Senator, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
The little-publicized immigration giveaway would ensure that few of their Midwest constituents would get high-tech jobs at the chip-making factories