July 28th, 2022
WASHINGTON— On Monday, Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) and Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) announced the “Let Experienced Pilots Fly Act,” which will help alleviate the pilot shortage by raising the mandatory commercial pilot retirement...
August 25th, 2021
We need to recapture that ethic and that commitment to real work. Blue-collar workers aren’t disposable costs, and until our industry abandons its obsession with short-term profit, the housing crisis will continue.
September 24th, 2020
The American dream is alive and well in the Houston construction industry, as evidenced by the inspiring story of Stacia Brightmon, a single mother of two boys in Houston who is now working for S&B Engineers and...
April 10th, 2020
As coronavirus threatens to overwhelm hospitals in areas with large numbers of patients with COVID-19, we are reminded of the importance of our healthcare workforce and the critical role that immigrants play in filling the...
March 11th, 2020
The Trump Administration recently announced that it will make an additional 35,000 non-ag guest-worker visas available this year in order to help seasonal American businesses with anticipated workforce shortages in the...
February 13th, 2020
The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so‐called employment‐based categories. The family members of immigrant workers must use employment‐based green cards despite the text of the...
December 19th, 2019
Hotel owners across the United States are expanding operations and have plans to continue that trend into 2020. But the fact that it’s harder and harder all the time to find construction workers is slowing the pace of the...
September 26th, 2019
Texas’ Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-8) said recently that our GDP growth slowed to 2% in the second quarter of this year primarily because of workforce shortages.
September 5th, 2019
While President Trump’s immigration rhetoric continues to focus on the need to build a southern border wall, his administration is quietly pursuing a policy that could provide a lasting solution to the ongoing migrant surge...
August 28th, 2019
Leaders in Texas’ business, law enforcement, and faith communities met at Austin Stone Community Church recently for a Texas convening of Bibles, Badges, and Business hosted by the National Immigration Forum.
June 30th, 2022
Experts on immigration policy made the case for bipartisan legislation that includes border security, a solution for DACA, and an ID and Tax policy that would create a method for unauthorized immigrants to earn legal status...
October 15th, 2020
A recent report by New American Economy detailed the significant role immigrants play in the workforces of the US construction and infrastructure-related industries.
July 23rd, 2020
One of my favorite clients is asking me to urge lawmakers not to extend the $600 weekly federal unemployment bonus.
April 4th, 2020
Certainly Dr. Fauci’s success in fighting Aids is well known and respected. Hopefully, he will assist in finding a vaccine for Coronavirus. However, some of his projections, like the original 2.2 million predicted US deaths...
February 14th, 2020
Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen issued the following statement on the passage of the deceptively named Protecting the Right to Organize Act, H.R....
January 27th, 2020
“Impeachment” continues to delay Congress from the important issues that it should be working to fix. There is little talk from Democrat presidential candidates about fixing our broken immigration system. In fact, the topic...
December 17th, 2019
However, I do not agree with your recent description of the immigration provisions in the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR-5038).
September 6th, 2019
The construction industry is in dire need of more workers right now.
August 29th, 2019
New American Economy released new research in partnership with the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, which shows the critical role immigrants (only God knows how many are undocumented) play in the Dall
July 31st, 2019
“If there’s one thing that we know about the American economy, we need two things: We need the skilled engineer as much as we need the skilled farmworker. The innovation that we’ve built in the US over generations depends on...