Immigration reform could hurt construction

Via SouthCostToday.com
05/12/2006

Controversial immigration
legislation currently under consideration in Congress could bring about
a critical shortage of workers in the home-building industry, industry
figures said.

“The
home-building industry could be in danger of losing a significant
portion of its labor force,” if immigration reform doesn’t include a
guest worker program and a program to address illegal immigrant issues,
according to spokesman Michael Strauss of the 225,000-member National
Association of Home Builders.

Strauss
was referring to legislation that Congress is currently considering.
There are three dueling bills in Congress, each offering different
versions of immigration reform.

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