The Weekly Round-Up: Contractors Need Immigrants to Fill Workforce and Massive Enforcement Raids are Conducted near Cleveland

Contractors throughout the country press for immigration reform following a reduction in the workforce.

This week, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA), a trade association for American contractors, urged the government to pass comprehensive immigration reform that meets the needs of U.S. employers.  AGCA’s economist, Kenneth D. Simonson, said he “recognize[s] it’s important to have safe borders,” but “it’s also really important for the growth of the U.S. economy to make sure that we have a large enough workforce.”

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