Immigration Bill May Keep Wage Exemption For Foreign Herders

Immigration Bill May Keep Wage Exemption For Foreign Herders

"Peruvian shepherds on guest worker visas tend thousands of sheep in Wyoming, but they only make about half of what agricultural workers elsewhere are paid.  Under the U.S. Senate's newest immigration proposal, these guest workers would receive a special exemption from minimum wage rules.  The proposal has stirred disagreements between ranch owners and workers' rights advocates." - Sara Hossaini, Wyoming Public Media / NPR, June 12, 2013.