The news accounts also highlighted the bill's provisions to secure the Mexican border, including the hiring of another 20,000 border agents. The cost of all the measures has been reported as around $30 billion over 10 years.
The bill calls for importing more highly skilled technical workers as well as farm workers. Sounds like more competition for work in this country.
In short, more red tape, much greater public expense and less chance of landing a job in certain fields. It's a good thing the House does not plan to take up this bill. (hh)