The amendment to the stimulus bill, proposed by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Chuck Grassley, D-Iowa, originally would have banned the visas for any company that received money from the Troubled Assets Relief Program, or TARP. A compromise lifted the ban, but companies will still be required to hire from the growing pool of laid-off American workers first. Advocates say that the mandate is so onerous that it will virtually stop banks from bringing foreign workers into the country.
But the Senate took out the provision requiring contractors doing work under the stimulus to check their employees through e-verify.
The Democrats are OK with uneducated illegal immigrants, it’s the educated, legal ones that they worry about.