The Senate immigration bill would require that foreign construction laborers here under the guest-worker program be paid well above the minimum wage, even as American workers at the same work site could earn less.
Why is it sensible? Because it insures that legal citizens or residents will have an advantage over illegals.
The main thing that attracts illegals to the U.S. is the pay, and the main thing that makes illegals attractive to employers is the pay.
So, this provision requiring that illegals get paid more than legal workers would do for illegals what American labor unions have been doing for American workers; price them out of the market. No jobs, no attraction, and people stay in Mexico and try to do something about their corrupt unresponsive government.