Jeff Sessions tried to have the minumum wage bill amended to increase the fine for hiring illegal immigrants.
“Our whole purpose of the minimum-wage act is to increase the wages of working Americans, particularly low-skilled workers, that’s a noble goal”.
“Those salaries have lagged behind is because of a large influx of illegal immigrant labor, that is indisputable, and it’s not been discussed much here. People apparently don’t want to talk about it, but we’re going to talk about it.”
Apparently, Democrats did not see it the same way and thus prevented his amendment from coming to the floor.