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Industry Leaders Say Immigration Reform Begins in Texas

Posted on 11/15/2012 by with 1 comment

Although immigration reform is largely deemed a federal issue, construction moguls in Texas are confident that amending employment laws here can be a catalyst for nationwide change.

Stan Marek, the president and CEO of the Marek Family of Companies, an interior contracting company that has offices across the state, recently testified before the Texas Workforce Commission in advance of the agency’s final preparations for its legislative agenda on what he said is a rampant problem within the construction industry.


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One response to Industry Leaders Say Immigration Reform Begins in Texas

  1. On November 15th, 2012 at 9:37 am , William said...

    I’ll agree with that, guys like me can’t get any construction jobs because of Mexicans or where ever they come from taking those jobs because of unfair hiring practices. I’m sorry if they are not LEGAL to be here and cannot speak English and REQUIRE and interpreter they shouldn’t be here or allowed to work. If they are allowed to work they should pay taxes, not get a free ride. If I went to Mexico or any other country, I would first have to have a legal visa to be there, then I would have to pay for and wait for a work permit. If I was hired for a job, I would be TAXED 40 % minimum, just to be allowed to work in their country or even be there. THAT is the way it should be here and needs to be. Other countries in the world, you cross their border illegally, you’ll get at least 5 to 10 years of hard labor in prison, and their prisons are not like vacation luxury sweet like here, or you could be shot and immediately killed. We should adopt the same policy, fair is fair.

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