Breitbart: Texas Construction Companies Complain About Illegal Workers Fleeing State

IRLI In The News

June 19, 2017

By Bob Price

A construction company and the chairman of the U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association are complaining that illegal workers are leaving the state because of Texas’ tough stance on immigration law.

Oscar Martinez has a drywall company, and he says that one-third of his 20 employees have left the state, reported Yahoo! Finance.

“I took a big hit since my workers started hearing crazy stories about being deported, and they panicked,” he said. Martinez claims “The Americans I hire can’t last in this job more than half a day.” Citing the Workers Defense Project, the media outlet reported that about half of the construction workforce in the country are illegal aliens.The industry is complaining of late projects as a result of the flight out of the state. … Read the full story by Bob Price.

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