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What Do Unions Get Out of Immigration Bill? Curious.

Drake McHugh

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I understand why Democrats support it. Also know why beltway GOP hacks like McCain,Ryan and Graham do. The Chamber of Commerce makes sense,getting all those guest workers and Stem visas.
What I don't get are the unions. I'm serious on this,not trying to stir the pot. The AFL/CIO opposed the 2007 bill,very similar to this one (with actually less guestworker visas's than this one). It also seems clear that adding more low skilled workers to a tough job market will undercut wages. Seriously,I don't understand why they are supporting this bill.
 

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I understand why Democrats support it. Also know why beltway GOP hacks like McCain,Ryan and Graham do. The Chamber of Commerce makes sense,getting all those guest workers and Stem visas.
What I don't get are the unions. I'm serious on this,not trying to stir the pot. The AFL/CIO opposed the 2007 bill,very similar to this one (with actually less guestworker visas's than this one). It also seems clear that adding more low skilled workers to a tough job market will undercut wages. Seriously,I don't understand why they are supporting this bill.
Since it's always without fail "follow the money," I'd say they expect to rebuild their lagging membership with immigrants.
 

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Useful idiots are useful.
 
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