In a new report by Fox News, Texas construction companies admitted that Trump’s increased enforcement of immigration was forcing them to pay higher wages to U.S. construction workers.
Fox News reported:
“Half of the workers in construction in Texas are undocumented,” [Stan Marek, CEO of Marek Construction] said. “We do hear that there are a lot of undocumented workers that are leaving the state, going to other states that don’t have the anti-immigrant sentiment and many of them are going back to Mexico.”
Ted Wilson with Residential Strategies, Inc. has run the numbers.
“We’ve seen direct construction costs climb by over 30 percent,” Wilson said, “and a lot of that is directly attributed to what builders are having to pay their subs and trades in wages.”
Meaning, with so few workers out there, construction companies have had to pay more to attract them, which adds to the cost of a home.
Big business has criticized President Trump’s immigration crackdown, but mostly because their businesses thrive on low-skilled foreign workers coming to the U.S. to bring down the cost of American wages.
Trump’s recent endorsement of the RAISE Act cuts legal immigration in half in order to drive up the wages of U.S. workers. This has shown a renewed commitment to the economic nationalist agenda that propelled his election.
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