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Immigration bill sprinkled with pet projects

Immigration bill sprinkled with pet projects
Posted April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:00pm by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The Senate's immigration reform bill could make sweeping changes for some 11 million undocumented workers, but not all its measures are so expansive. In fact, a number of senators have inserted legislation that offers a special boost to their home states, the Wall Street Journal reports. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a major home for meat production, reportedly added a provision for up to 20,000 extra visas for meat cutters and trimmers—even though a labor union says the industry has plenty of eligible workers already.

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