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Republican Demand for Poverty Wages Stalls Immigration Bill Negotiations

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Republican-Demand-for-Poverty-Wages-Stalls-Immigration-Bill-Negotiations

A bill that creates a commonsense immigration process for America's 11 million aspiring citizens is in jeopardy because of Republican demands for poverty wages.

Key Republican senators in the "Gang of Eight", negotiating on the behalf of the business community, corporations and the extreme right-wing, rejected adding language to the bill that would ensure new W-visas would only be issued when employing foreign workers would not hurt wages and working conditions of workers already in the United States.

This language is already a longstanding law for other employment-based visa programs includi...