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Ariz. homebuilders worry about labor shortage
Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Saturday, June 30, 2012 | Associated Press Staff

Posted on 06/30/2012 5:13:28 PM PDT by thecodont

PHOENIX (AP) — Some leaders in Arizona's homebuilding industry are concerned about a potential labor shortage following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold part of the state's controversial immigration law known as SB1070.

The bill's passage two years ago led thousands of illegal immigrants to pack up and leave. That was when the housing market had crashed, but now the market is recovering.

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the provision in the law that allows police to try to determine the immigration status of people they stop or arrest if they have a reasonable suspicion that they're in the country illegally. That worries some in the homebuilding industry who fear that workers will be too fearful to show up in large numbers.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; housingindustry; illegalimmigration; sb1070
Link to Arizona Republic story:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/2012/06/26/20120626arizona-sb1070-housing-industry.html

1 posted on 06/30/2012 5:13:34 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

How convenient......I DEFINITELY question this articles viability.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 5:14:28 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: thecodont

Slave owners worry there won’t be enough slaves.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 5:15:50 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: napscoordinator

BOO FRIGGIN HOO! Maybe they can help build America’s house that they destroyed in the first place.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 5:15:50 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: napscoordinator

Stuff like this is planned and planted. Ayn Rand described how it was done in the Fountainhead (c. 1943).


5 posted on 06/30/2012 5:19:52 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Clock King

“Slave owners worry there won’t be enough slaves.”

Bingo...we have a winner.


6 posted on 06/30/2012 5:24:06 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: thecodont

I visit commercial construction sites a few times a month and have noticed a lot less Spanish and more English spoken lately.

Haven’t seen too many sites hurting for labor either.

Residential construction may be different but I also don’t see many new houses going up.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 5:27:33 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (If there were three candidates - Romney, Øbama, and Satan, Øbama would come in third.)
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To: thecodont

The usual Leftist whine when enforcing our laws.

There are plenty of people willing to work. Last time I checked, AZ unemployment was not 0%


8 posted on 06/30/2012 5:34:03 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Sad....George Zimmerman is in jail for rightfully defending himself...while Eric Holder walks free)
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To: thecodont
The bill's passage two years ago led thousands of illegal immigrants to pack up and leave.

Well isn't that what they wanted to begin with the illegals out sounds like " want your cake and eat it to " syndrome with just a touch of lazy ass mixed in !

9 posted on 06/30/2012 5:35:20 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: thecodont

Supply and demand.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 5:38:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: thecodont
That was when the housing market had crashed, but now the market is recovering.

It is? BULLSHITE

The main reason we had the housing market crash in the first place was giving subprime loans to illegal wet backs and assorted low lifes in the first place.
11 posted on 06/30/2012 5:38:40 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: thecodont

Lying media did this with the Georgia immigration law: said there would be shortages and crops would rot in the fields.
There weren’t, the drops were harvested- and they didn’t report that.

So, according to what people saw on the media, the immigration law caused labor problems!

Our lying liberal media will just keep repeating this meme to their idiotic viewers. Keeping them stupid enough to buy trash and vote Democrat.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 5:43:42 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: thecodont

http://ezinearticles.com/?Phoenix-Arizona-2012-Real-Estate-Market-Outlook-And-Beyond-—Is-The-Recovery-Here?&id=7085907

It doesn’t look like builders need to start wetting their pants over labor just yet. Well, unless we want even more bubbles. We’re still belching the last bit of glut.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 5:45:11 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: thecodont

So what they are really worried about is actually having to pay a living wage to citizens since they have relied on Illegal Immigrants for construction labor for 10+ years.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 5:52:07 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Not only will they have to pay a living wage, but they’ll also have to create safe working conditions. I don’t know how many times I’ve read about illegal alien workers getting injured or killed on the job because they were illiterate, poorly trained, and afraid to speak up about dangerous working conditions lest they be fired and deported.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 5:55:52 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

They shouldn’t with all of the unemployment out there.


16 posted on 06/30/2012 6:00:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: thecodont

That subsidized labor is hard to beat.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 6:11:46 PM PDT by pallis
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To: thecodont

When you build your industry on illegal labor, totally cutting out legal American labor for a generation, sooner or later you will crash. Crime catches up with criminals sooner or later. They had best start recruiting and training Americans for American jobs. Or, go follow the illegals. Arizona overbuilt anyway thanks to the banksters giving illegals mortgage loans they could not pay back.

Everyone is screwed by our elite’s, one party lawlessness and disrespect for our economy, country and people. Heck, even Rubio says he’s not only for giving amnesty to illegals here now, he’s for everyone who finds themselves without economic opportunity to break into our country like he says he would do. A$$hat. He’d kill us just as soon as look at us with his great ‘compassion.’


18 posted on 06/30/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: thecodont

Hey! Pay a decent wage, you’ll do fine.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 6:22:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

I like the bat cave. Where do I get me one?


20 posted on 06/30/2012 6:25:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: thecodont

They’re only worried that they’re going to lose their dirt cheap labor, and will have to once again hire REAL AMERICANS to work for realistic wages.

Don’t get me started on this subject. My family has suffered tremendously, due to illegal alien labor in the construction field.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 6:25:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: napscoordinator
I DEFINITELY question this articles viability

AP? They have all the credibility of Joe Isuzu.
I have no doubt this Democrat AP "reporter" conceived a liberal talking point and then went out kicking over rocks to try to find a "homebuilder" - - any "homebuilder" - - who would give her some quotes to back up her talking point..

22 posted on 06/30/2012 6:27:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: thecodont

Hard to believe they are still building homes in Arizona. Or anywhere for that matter.


23 posted on 06/30/2012 6:41:31 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: thecodont

Well boo hoo, ain’t that a beach. To hear the libs and LSM, (but I am being redundant) all the illegals were out in the fields doing stoop labor for 50 cents an hour.

These rotten building contractors went for cheap illegal labor to force out higher paid American citizens. Now the creeps just might have to cut their profit margins and hire Americans again.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 6:59:44 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Some of us think keeping slaves ought to be a capital offense and we look forward to resuming the punishment for that behavior.

Now, "living wage"? I think that's an euphemism for paying a fair market rate ~ where there are no illegals around.

28 posted on 06/30/2012 7:06:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: thecodont

Well, they should not have underbid the project.

When Americans with “real skills” come on the job they won’t use framing hatchets to make things fit, it will be right the first time.

Sure, the cost of building a house will rise with a rise in wages but the low bidders will quickly go out of business and the better, more professional builders will flourish when the cheap builders who used illegal labor fail.

American work for American Citizens should be the battle cry throughout America in all trades.


29 posted on 06/30/2012 7:23:42 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: thecodont

awwwwwww..../s

How about you hire some of the UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS?


30 posted on 06/30/2012 7:29:45 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The suicide remark was uncalled for and I expect will soon make your ill considered remark disappear.

If you don’t like “living wage” then say “non-black-market market wage.” Means the same thing.


32 posted on 06/30/2012 7:40:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: thecodont

Please note the source!!


33 posted on 06/30/2012 7:47:51 PM PDT by doc
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To: thecodont

Please note the source!!


34 posted on 06/30/2012 7:48:55 PM PDT by doc
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To: muawiyah

That is the sense I get. It’s a nod to the fact that it will also be better — and for the benefit of Americans.


35 posted on 06/30/2012 8:04:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: napscoordinator

A SF paper quotes the AP who claims that the housing market is recovering but the AZ anti-illegal law may have a negative impact AND YOU DARE QUESTION THE ARTICLE’S VALIDITY?


36 posted on 06/30/2012 9:27:24 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Clock King
Slave owners worry there won’t be enough slaves.

Precisely.

37 posted on 06/30/2012 9:34:28 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: thecodont

At the height of the housing boom I saw hand-lettered signs in Spanish posted at new subdivisions, advertising for electricians. This probably resulted a few fires compounding the misery of all those foreclosed homeowners a few years later.

Let them pay what it takes to hire Americans.


38 posted on 06/30/2012 9:44:33 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: thecodont; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Some leaders...

Yeah, the ones who thrive on using illegal labor.

Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related articles.

39 posted on 06/30/2012 10:15:38 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: thecodont

We have it is reported 23 million people jobless, out of 23 million people there are no qualified workers who can build homes ?


40 posted on 07/01/2012 7:02:45 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: Cyber Liberty

Are you serious about buying one?


41 posted on 07/01/2012 8:22:28 AM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (If there were three candidates - Romney, Øbama, and Satan, Øbama would come in third.)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Probably not. Is that a surplus silo? I heard they’re for sale...How much $$?


42 posted on 07/01/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Electric Graffiti

>>but now the market is recovering.

Evidently the con-artists running the housing/ACORN ponzi scheme think they’re gonna be able float more A$$paper up the river.


43 posted on 07/01/2012 1:02:47 PM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: Cyber Liberty

It’s a Titan II surplus silo. There are some for sale. They run about $200-400K and usually come with a respectable amount of acreage.

Mine came with 20 or 30 acres depending on who you ask.


44 posted on 07/01/2012 4:58:31 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (If there were three candidates - Romney, Øbama, and Satan, Øbama would come in third.)
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