U.S. Senate to Vote on Limiting Immigrant Construction Workers; Associations Continue to Oppose Measure

A proposed guest-worker designation that would limit to 15,000 the number of immigrants allowed to work in construction each year is expected to be voted on in June.  A post on ENR.com states that the Associated General Contractors and the Associated Builders & Contractors remain opposed to the cap. Geoff Burr, ABC’s vice president of federal affairs, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the construction industry will need 225,000 more workers per year through the end of the decade. Burr maintains the current legislation will spark a labor shortage.


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