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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
Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”
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