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November 5th, 2020
Rational Middle Podcast: Exploring “Deconstructed,” A New Book on Immigration & Construction Industry
Loren C. Steffy discussed the new book he co-authored with Stan Marek, Deconstructed: An Insider's View of Illegal Immigration, on a recent Rational Middle podcast with host Chris Lyon.
September 3rd, 2020
On a recent Rational Middle podcast, Executive Producer Loren Steffy spoke with Mark Erlich, a Wertheim Fellow of Research on Misclassification and the Underground Economy at the Harvard Law School and former
September 18th, 2019
Undocumented workers play a critical role in the American construction industry in which 80% of firms are currently having difficulty finding enough workers.
July 16th, 2019
The Houston Chronicle ran a great op-ed about sensible immigration policy this weekend. The author, my good friend and CEO of Marek, Stan Marek, explained the concept we call “ID and Tax” very well.
May 15th, 2019
Prior to what turned out to be a disappointing IPO for investors, ridesharing giant Uber Technologies told the federal government that it was moving to settle thousands of claims by drivers that they should be compensa
April 15th, 2019
The situation at the border is getting worse! Workforce shortages are increasing, and millions of undocumented workers are being misclassified! America needs immigration reform NOW.No reasonable person could doubt that there...
October 25th, 2018
President Trump said he wants immigrants coming into our country to help fill open jobs, but he wants them coming legally!“With what we’ve done, we’ve become so successful that we need people to come in…we want great people...
August 10th, 2018
In the United States there is much debate over immigration, its effects, and what kind of policies will best serve our nation and its people.
December 14th, 2017
With an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in America today, it’s safe to say our broken and outdated immigration system has failed.
July 6th, 2017
Lawmakers in North Carolina are taking very seriously something that's been described as a “cancer eating at the heart" of the construction industry: The misclassification of craft professionals paid as subcontractors when,...
September 14th, 2020
Center for Houston’s Future hosted a conversation with Loren Steffy about his new book with Stan Marek, Deconstructed: An Insider’s View of Illegal Immigration and the Building Trades.
May 14th, 2020
In April, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending most methods of legal immigration.
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 16th, 2019
The lowest unemployment rate in decades is great news, and yet many employers are facing the biggest labor crisis they have faced in years. Full employment is great if everyone working is playing by the same rules. In Texas...
April 25th, 2019
Republican Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho recently came out in favor of providing undocumented immigrants with a method to earn green cards as a part of immigration reform, saying that deporting millions of workers...
January 24th, 2019
Associated Builders and Contractors of Houston: On a Mission For Merit Shop, Free Enterprise Principles
Members of the Greater Houston chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) met Friday to learn from a panel of construction leaders how the industry has evolved over the years and discuss free enterprise challenges...
October 11th, 2018
It should be clear to everyone, because of the efforts of President Trump and our Republican lawmakers, Americans are now paying less in taxes. As promised, President Trump is bringing jobs back to America. He is removing...
August 8th, 2018
With US unemployment at 3.9% and 6.6 million open jobs, this is the first time there are more open jobs than Americans looking for jobs since the Department of Labor Statistics started tracking this data. Reforming US...
October 24th, 2017
With the United States experiencing rapid economic growth and the lowest unemployment rate it has seen in sixteen years, labor shortages in several American industries pose one of the most significant threats to our nation’s...
February 28th, 2017
The author laid it out very well. The undocumented workforce is and has been providing cheap labor for over three decades and they would be sorely missed if deportations continue without an immigration reform bill.