Skip to comments.Ariz. homebuilders worry about labor shortage
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.
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How convenient......I DEFINITELY question this articles viability.
Slave owners worry there won’t be enough slaves.
BOO FRIGGIN HOO! Maybe they can help build America’s house that they destroyed in the first place.
Stuff like this is planned and planted. Ayn Rand described how it was done in the Fountainhead (c. 1943).
“Slave owners worry there wont be enough slaves.”
Bingo...we have a winner.
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.
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%
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 !
Supply and demand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They shouldn’t with all of the unemployment out there.
That subsidized labor is hard to beat.
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.’
Hey! Pay a decent wage, you’ll do fine.
I like the bat cave. Where do I get me one?