Many Colorado Builders Support [amnesty] Immigration Reform

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27 June 2014
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Colorado News
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Many builders in Colorado support immigration reform because the industry is facing a serious labor shortage.

After the economy collapses in 2008 many building projects disappeared and with them, hundreds of thousands of jobs.

As the business returns those workers haven’t. This as many Baby Boomers retire and fewer high school graduates enter trade businesses.

Immigration reform, many believe, is critical to addressing the country’s lack of skilled workers ...

Studies show at least 20 percent of construction workers are here illegally ...

CAIRCO Research on who pays for these low income workers, using Wal-Mart and McDonald's workforce 

Bloomberg News Report- 8 months ago
[...]  According to one study, American fast food workers receive more than $7 billion dollars in [welfare] public assistance. As it turns out, McDonald's has a “McResource” line that helps employees and their families enroll in various state and local [welfare] assistance programs ... Both McDonald's and Wal-Mart are engaging in perfectly legal behavior ... Yes, they are taking advantage of the taxpayer, but they are also operating within the law ...