Construction workers are among the millions of Americans benefiting from President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, which has declined precipitously since he took office over half a year ago.
In the state of Texas in particular, where the GOP-led state government has been more than happy to abide by the Trump administration’s strict immigration protocols, they’ve seen an increase in their wages as companies have grown more desperate to find qualified workers.
“We do hear that there are a lot of undocumented workers that are leaving the state, going to other states that don’t have the anti-immigrant sentiment, and many of them are going back to Mexico,” Stan Marek, CEO of Marek Construction, explained to Fox News last week.
As illegal immigrants have fled the state (and country), construction companies have had to spike their wages to incentivize qualified replacements.
“We’ve seen direct construction costs climb by over 30 percent, and a lot of that is directly attributed to what builders are having to pay their subs and trades in wages,” added Ted Wilson of Residential Strategies.
While this trend has reportedly also led to increased home prices, most patriots would likely argue that higher prices are worth paying to ensure their homes are built by actual Americans.
Incidentally, the same trend appears to be affecting farm workers in the insanely liberal state of California as well, where a dearth of illegal immigrants has led farms to raise their wages as well as invest in improved technology.
“The $47-billion agriculture industry is trying to bring technological innovation up to warp speed before it runs out of low-wage immigrant workers,” the Los Angeles Times reported last month. “California will have to remake its fields like it did its factories, with more machines and better-educated workers to labor beside them, or risk losing entire crops, economists say.”
The end result will be more money in American workers’ pockets, and fewer illegal immigrants scampering around our farms and construction yards.
And these results will only escalate once the president reforms legal immigration as well by cutting it in half and moving to a merit-based entry system.
All in all, it’s a big win for the American people.
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