Shikha Dalmia on Free Trade and Immigration Reform


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House Republicans aren't the only people rooting for the death of the Senate immigration bill. Ten thousand miles away, many on the Indian subcontinent are also cheering on the bill's demise. As Shikha Dalmia explains, that's because a coalition of domestic high-tech companies and pro-labor Democrats has twisted the worthy goal of knocking down America's barriers to technical foreign talent into blatant protectionism.