Panel rejects stricter caps on immigrants, foreign workers

It failed by a vote of 1-17 after a 40-minute debate. Sessions cast the only “aye” vote.

The Judiciary panel subsequently adopted by voice vote an amendment sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) to create a complaint hotline for citizens wrongly displaced from their jobs by immigrant workers.

“It would require the Department of Labor to create a toll-free number and a site on its Web page for people who believe that they have been knocked out of their jobs by the wrongful hiring of immigrants to have a place where they can complain,” said Whitehouse.