John Stanton of Buzzfeed reports that the AFL-CIO is holding up the big Gang of 8 immigration amnesty deal by demanding “protections for domestic construction workers.”
Among the problematic union proposals: a 10,000 annual cap on low wage work visas; barring work visas for any trade covered by Davis Bacon, a federal wage law that would encompass most of the construction industry; and creating an unemployment based trigger for work visas that would come into effect only when employment drops below a specific level, which sources said has been proposed at several levels including eight and five percent.
I don’t understand. Everyone knows immigrants only do “jobs Americans won’t do”! Karl Rove wouldn’t want his son doing some grubby construction job anyway, would he?