Washington Examiner: New Amendment Adds Jobs Bill To "GANG of EIGHT" Immigration SchemeSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 14:47
Washington Examiner: New Amendment Adds Jobs Bill To "GANG of EIGHT" Immigration Scheme
BY: BYRON YORK JUNE 23, 2013 | 9:26 PM
Opponents of the Gang of Eight immigration bill have spent the weekend looking for hard-to-find changes in a piece of legislation that was substantially re-written by the Hoeven-Corker amendment. But there’s one big change that’s right out in the open — impossible to miss, in fact.
The original Gang bill ended with a section designated Title IV, which was headlined REFORMS TO NON-IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAMS. The Hoeven-Corker version of the bill added a Title V, with the headline JOBS FOR YOUTH. The measure would provide $1.5 billion in the next two years to provide jobs for Americans between the ages of 16 and 24. It was originally pushed by Democratic Sen. Bernard Sanders, who wanted to come to the aid of young workers who were “hard hit by the Wall Street-caused recession.” Now, Sanders says immigration reform will further damage youth job prospects.