Today, the bill proposed by the Senate's "Gang of Eight" has guest worker provisions with significantly stronger federal oversight. The AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce are both on board. And as such it appears that labor friendly Democrats will support the plan, so long the guest worker provisions don't change dramatically as the bill winds its way through the legislative process.
"I think done right -- and I think they're doing it right -- it could mean wages increase for low-income workers, both immigrant workers, those that are already here not yet legally, and for American workers now," Brown said. "Paying under the table has been such a downward drag on wages. I think the 11 million deserve to be out of the shadows and toward citizenship if they earn it. I think this is good for employers, I think you're going to see a pretty good groundswell for it."