Early this morning the Senate voted to put a five-year limit on the guest worker program that would be part of the new Immigration Bill. It was a surprising vote, since the Senate voted against a similar amendment proposed earlier in the week.
Shortly after midnight, the Senate voted 49 to 48 approve the amendment, which was proposed by Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota.
American employers of all sectors, from hospitality to high-tech, want to hire more foreign workers because they claim there aren’t enough Americans to fill all the jobs. But Senator Dorgan claims, “The main reason that big corporations want a guest worker program is that it will drive down U.S. wages.”
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