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An immigration proposal circulated by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) would make it easier for foreign fashion models to work America’s catwalks. Just don’t bother asking Schumer’s office how it got there. Or why it’s now out of the bill…
Schumer’s office would not say how the provision got in the draft, but a scanned copy of the immigration bill outline bears the watermark “Reid-Schumer-Menendez Draft.” The offices of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said they had nothing to do with the fashion model provision.
So by a process of elimination — and the fact that New York is the center of the modeling and fashion world — Schumer emerges as the likely source of the model provision, correct?
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Estimated acres of forest Henry David Thoreau burned down in 1844 trying to cook fish he had caught for dinner:
The bombardier beetle, which can fire liquid at its enemies from its rear end at up to 300 squirts per second, was being scrutinized in the hope of building a better airplane engine.
London Fire Brigade investigators blamed a building fire in South London on a bird that carried a lit cigarette to its rooftop nest. “Smokers,” said neighborhood baker Richard Scroggs. “What can you say?”
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