Immigration Reform Remains on Congressional Forefront

AGC Weighs in on Construction Workforce Needs
On June 21, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a legislative proposal to reform the nation’s immigration laws. Prior to the vote, AGC opposed the Securing America’s Future Act because it limited legal immigration and failed to address the construction industry’s workforce shortage. The bill ultimately failed by a vote of 193 to 231 with 41 Republicans joining every Democrat in opposition. The House is slated to vote tomorrow on the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, which provides a better pathway to reform but still falls short of addressing the industry’s priorities. The bill could even see additional modifications prior to a final vote. To view a copy of the letter AGC delivered to Congress click here. To view AGC’s press statement on today’s legislation click here.
For more information, contact Jim Young at [email protected] or (202) 547-0133.

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