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    Mike Lee Amendment Would Allow Undocumented Immigrations To Work In 'Domestic Service

    One of Sen. Mike Lee's (R-Utah) 23 amendments to the Senate immigration bill being considered this week would allow undocumented immigrants to be lawfully employed -- but only only as domestic workers. Lee's amendment would exempt undocumented immigrants working as "cooks, waiters, butlers, housekeepers, governessess, maids, valets, baby sitters, janitors, laundresses, furnacemen, care-takers, handymen, gardeners, footmen, grooms, and chauffeurs of automobiles for family use" from prohibitions against "unlawful employment" for undocumented immigrants.

    The amendment comes as the Senate Judiciary committee is set to consider over 300 amendments to the 844-page immigration overhaul on Thursday. Other amendments include a ban on a pathway to citizenship by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and another that requires undocumented immigrants who apply for citizenship to have an income four times the poverty line.

    Mike Lee Amendment Would Allow Undocumented Immigrations To Work In 'Domestic Service'

    It seems he left out picking cotton....

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    Re: Mike Lee Amendment Would Allow Undocumented Immigrations To Work In 'Domestic Ser

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    One of Sen. Mike Lee's (R-Utah) 23 amendments to the Senate immigration bill being considered this week would allow undocumented immigrants to be lawfully employed -- but only only as domestic workers. Lee's amendment would exempt undocumented immigrants working as "cooks, waiters, butlers, housekeepers, governessess, maids, valets, baby sitters, janitors, laundresses, furnacemen, care-takers, handymen, gardeners, footmen, grooms, and chauffeurs of automobiles for family use" from prohibitions against "unlawful employment" for undocumented immigrants.

    The amendment comes as the Senate Judiciary committee is set to consider over 300 amendments to the 844-page immigration overhaul on Thursday. Other amendments include a ban on a pathway to citizenship by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and another that requires undocumented immigrants who apply for citizenship to have an income four times the poverty line.

    Mike Lee Amendment Would Allow Undocumented Immigrations To Work In 'Domestic Service'

    It seems he left out picking cotton....
    Sorry, but your argument is false. The amendment does not assert 'only as domestic workers' as the article claims.

    http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/legi...RM13487%29.pdf


    Try again...
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    Re: Mike Lee Amendment Would Allow Undocumented Immigrations To Work In 'Domestic Ser

    A domestic worker, is a person who works within the employer's household. Domestic workers perform a variety of household services for an individual or a family, from providing care for children and elderly dependents to cleaning and household maintenance, known as housekeeping. Responsibilities may also include cooking, doing laundry and ironing, food shopping and other household errands. Some domestic workers live within the household where they work.

    Domestic worker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    All of the occupations listed in Lee's bill fall under the category of domestic worker.

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    Re: Mike Lee Amendment Would Allow Undocumented Immigrations To Work In 'Domestic Ser

    Perhaps you failed to read the link I provided. Lee was merely trying to make the bill more concise. You would note that the language you posted about domestic workers was to replace:

    ‘‘casual, sporadic, irregular, or intermittent (as defined by the Secretary)’’
    Link previously furnished.

    Would the duties described by Lee not be described by any one of these terms? Is his text not more concise? What's the problem?
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