06/22/2013 10:14 am ET

Senate Women Quietly Exert Influence


This month the Senate is moving to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, placing more of an emphasis on individual visas than on family considerations.

What does that mean for women who are often prevented from obtaining higher educations in the developing world? For now, the new system would automatically give male applications an advantage as applications with more education are favored in the new system.

So, 12 women senators on Thursday introduced an amendment that would increase the number of visas for female nannies, home healthcare workers and early childhood educators.

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