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Texas Companies Tie Worker Shortages to Immigration Fears

Business  (tags: workers, employees, immigrants, undocumented )

- 699 days ago -
The biggest industry to take a hit from the immigration crackdown is construction. About half of that industry's workers are in the U.S. illegally, according to the immigrant rights organization Workers Defense Project.


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 10:58 am
Trump must feel a LITTLE bit weird, given he's an Immigrant himself.

Shared news article and analysis over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Kathleen M (208)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 11:30 am
S&N. Thx for sharing Freya. Am having a bit of difficulty sympathizing with employers...what have they done to rectify refugees' plight?

Sue H (7)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 11:41 am
I read that the new housing market has slowed, across the states. Now I know why. Shame.

Animae C (508)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 2:01 pm
trumpšŸ’©, destroying the US one pathetic step at a time!!

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 3:20 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Spy Kat (224)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 3:48 pm

TOM TREE (247)
Monday June 19, 2017, 7:40 am


Wayne W (12)
Monday June 19, 2017, 3:58 pm
Draconian immigration laws are a threat to agriculture too. Fox News agrees.

Alabama's Immigration Law Is a Train Wreck

Colleen L (3)
Monday June 19, 2017, 5:32 pm
Agree that he is destroying the US.. He must go. Thanks Freya

Janet B (0)
Monday June 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

Janet B (0)
Tuesday June 20, 2017, 1:13 pm

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 6:28 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 9:32 am
Noted, Thank you

Janet B (0)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 1:52 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 11:18 pm

Hartson Doak (39)
Thursday June 22, 2017, 11:38 am
Were any of his wives legal immigrants?

Janet B (0)
Thursday June 22, 2017, 3:30 pm

Julie W (33)
Thursday June 22, 2017, 5:40 pm
So much forTrump's job creation!

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday June 23, 2017, 6:35 am

Janet B (0)
Friday June 23, 2017, 7:06 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 4:53 am
Thanks again

Joanna M (139)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 10:09 am
@ Darren W - People like you are the problem, failing to distinguish between LEGAL and ILLEGAL immigrants. If you're legal, the country welcomes you and you have nothing to fear. It's really not complicated.

Joanna M (139)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 10:11 am
@ Wayne W - Do you actually know anyone IRL who has immigrated to the US, or are you just speaking in theory? Because many of my family members have immigrated over the past 15 years - legally - and it's not "Draconian" whatsoever. It does, however, involve time, money and patience, as you have to take care of paperwork, wait your turn, etc. But many people today believe in instant gratification. Sometimes you have to wait a little for things that are truly worthwhile.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 10:37 am

Marco C (31)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 11:21 am
Love how they strive to create the demand for "foreign" workers by sabotaging the American educational system as we churn out non thinking, uninspired, incompetents, full of a sense of entitlement bred on alternative facts and outright fictional fantasy and expect to be competitive with intelligent, competent and educated foreigners. Texas, ardently striving to become one of the national leaders in reality denial.

Why not create a manner of "Disney World" for right wing religious fanatics to vacation in? They could indulge in racism, sexism, chauvinism of every kind.

Imagine the possibilities..........., instead of shooting at ducks, they could do stonings, scarlet letters, indentured servitude, water boarding with other related tools of the inquisition, they could do the barefoot and pregnant village, a visit to the father knows best household, and some employer fun too, coal mountain with black lung and cave ins, fracking fun with flaming faucets, nuclear reactor fish kills, lead painting skill station and asbestos tile building. The potential is endless in mind numbing, regressive, primitive, inhuman amusements. You can feel better for ten minutes before you get your very own asthma attack from pre- pollution air standards. And the best benefit of all: they won't need to hire foreigners at all for the resort, they would find plenty of willing employees right here at home.

Alright, sorry, a little off topic..................just couldn't help myself, please forgive me.

Janet B (0)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 1:39 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday June 25, 2017, 11:20 am
Thanks again

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday June 26, 2017, 6:39 am
Thanks again

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday June 26, 2017, 11:59 pm
Thanks again

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 12:01 am
Thanks again

Raleigh k (357)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 12:18 am
noted shared - construction and agriculture will both take big hits from Rtump's ban! Thanks Freya
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