Construction lobbyists want change in immigration bill

The Associated General Contractors of America has started a campaign for a new immigration bill that does not include "special restrictions on construction jobs" after the new Senate-approved immigration reform bill proved a setback for the industry. Construction firms will need more than 200,000 new workers a year, lobbyists say, but the new legislation limits the number of construction visas for foreign workers to only 15,000 a year. AGC plans to use phone calls and office visits for key Republican members during the Fourth of July recess "to underscore the merits of the industry’s position," writes Peter Wallsten.

View Full Article in:

Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Briefs: