There's good news and bad news about the minimum wage. The good news is that the "Raise the Wage Coalition" is calling off the drive for a ballot proposition in November. This is largely due to a bill that the state legislature passed banning low-paying jobs ("raising the minimum wage").
The bad news is that the minimum wage increase will give American jobs to illegal immigrants. A blog post at Human Events makes this point. Here's what I wrote on this subject:
"Proponents of the minimum wage claim that it doesn’t actually destroy jobs. But eliminating jobs is not the employer’s only option. Many employers hire illegal immigrants at below the minimum wage to replace Americans who they cannot afford to hire above it. There are 10-20 million illegal immigrants in this country. Most of them are here to work, and the only reason that there are jobs available for them is because employers can hire them for less than what American citizens can work for. Until the issue of illegal immigration is satisfactorily addressed, raising the minimum wage will only transfer jobs from American citizens to illegal immigrants. Employers could also choose to outsource jobs or to automate them."
Politicians have protected their jobs at the expense of yours.