America's future, under the Bush immigration plan:
Under the plan, businesses would have to show that no Americans want the jobs available before they bring in temporary workers from abroad....
One fear, for example, is that a business that now pays American construction laborers $11 an hour will say that it henceforth needs laborers at $6 an hour, knowing that hardly any Americans would take arduous jobs paying so little.
As a result, some labor unions say they want a wage floor incorporated into the immigration reforms.
"If you don't have these protections, you're going to have a race to the bottom," said Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a liberal group that seeks to ease immigration rules. "You'll have $12-an-hour hotel workers undermined by the $7-an-hour temporary workers from overseas."...
--New York Times
Hey, it's all the fun of outsourcing -- and you don't even have to send the jobs out of the country!