Some GOP lawmakers want to raise the federal minimum wage — but only for verifiable American citizens

While Republicans are generally more skeptical of wage increases, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, re-introduced a bill this week to raise the minimum wage only for legal workers who verify their American citizenship.

“American workers today compete against millions of illegal immigrants for too few jobs with wages that are too low — that’s unfair,” Cotton said in a statement this week. “Ending the black market for illegal labor will open up jobs for Americans. Raising the minimum wage will allow Americans filling those jobs to better support their families.”

The Higher Wages for American Workers

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