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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
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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