MALDEF

Govt May Have to Hire Undocumented Immigrants to Build Wall to Keep Out Undocumented Immigrants

From the May 31 Brownsville Herald:
Can the U.S. border fence be built on deadline without the help of foreign laborers?

With 670 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border fence slated for completion by year's end, construction companies in Texas are questioning the feasibility of completing such a project without immigrant labor.

The irony is not lost on businesses that have come to rely heavily on immigrant workers to fill vacancies left by a shrinking domestic labor pool.

"Is it possible to construct a wall without undocumented workers?" asked Perry Vaughn, executive director of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. "It's probably borderline impossible to be honest with you."
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