Survey Of Immigration Law Changes Published on Construction Law Musings – Thanks!

On July 15, 2011 by

Thanks to my friend Chris Hill and his Construction Law Musings for allowing me to publish a guest post on this blog this morning survey the nation’s changing immigration laws.

The post titled “The Landscape of US Immigration Laws and How It Affects The Construction Industry,” reviews the states that have and are considering immigration law reform, and discusses how these new laws can possible effect your construction business.

We’ve talked about these immigration laws a good bit on this blog in our discussion of the E-Verify system.  You can more of these posts under the tag: E-Verify.

Big thanks to Chris Hill for the opportunity to do another guest post on his blog.

On Jul 15, 2011

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  • Ken

    I think that immigration enforcement is good, for more than one reason.

    Force American businesses to rely on citizens instead of illegals. The people need jobs.

    I just read an article this morning about illegals working in an AZ nuclear facility.Really??? Kind of scary if you ask me.

    I’m tired of bidding against others who can give away the job and do so for less than the cost of my overhead.

    The dreaded handyman who doesn’t even need a license in WA. also comes to mind.

    BIAW and ICC continue to justify their jobs by “supporting” legislation to further complicate an industry and the associated licensing regimes. Construction really isn’t much of a money maker unless you are big business.
    Throw in energy and other codes that seem to change on a yearly basis and have field personel constantly purchasing new code books, products, tools etc to comply with these codes and it appears that you have nothing but a bunch of leaches.

    Entirely too many leaches attached to construction and it’s time to cast them aside.

    • Hi Ken – Thanks for your comment. I think you certainly express a sentiment shared by many in the United States, as evidenced by the contentious immigration debate. It is always harder for the folks following immigration laws, insurance requirements and taxing regulations to compete with those going rouge. Many on the other side of this, however, would argue that trying to stop the folks using illegal labor is an impossible or unlikely task…and the better immigration reform is to accommodate the same. I say that, of course, without taking sides. I certainly understand both angles.