Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Facebook Carve-Out Shows Tech Clout

"[B]ehind the scenes on Capitol Hill, Facebook lobbyists were engaged in another form of politics: pressing to insert a few new words helpful to Facebook’s business interests into a sprawling legislative proposal.  The deft maneuvering came during the drafting of the new bipartisan Senate immigration proposal being released this week. … The payoff on the immigration provision could be substantial, allowing Facebook and other technology companies to avoid a requirement that they make a “good-faith” effort to recruit Americans for jobs before hiring from overseas.  Facebook could also sidestep proposed rules that would force it to pay much higher wages to many foreign workers." – WaPo, Apr. 16, 2013