Shikha Dalmia on How the Gang of 8's Immigration Reforms Will Empower Bureaucrats and Hurt Employers


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Immigration reform might not be able to fix every shortcoming of U.S. policy, writes Shikha Dalmia. But it at least shouldn't make matters worse. That, unfortunately, is exactly what it will do if the bipartisan "Gang of 8" senators' proposal to change the high-skilled visa program is included in the final legislation — and that too in the name of protecting American jobs. Nevermind that the only jobs protected will be those of labor bureaucrats.