This Happened to Blue Collared Workers After Trump Deported Illegals

  • 08/07/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Construction workers can thank Donald Trump for a big pay bump—after his crackdown on illegal immigration.

Construction work has been dominated for decades by illegal immigrants. But, since Trump took office, illegal immigration is down 60%—and my many illegal aliens who are already here are contemplating moving back to their home countries.

Because the supply of workers has led to a labor shortage, wages for construction workers are already booming—rising as much as 30 percent in just a few months.

The worker shortage has been felt most dramatically in border states—where construction is even more dependent on the labor of illegal immigrants.

"Half of the workers in construction in Texas are undocumented," explained Stan Marek, the CEO of Marek Construction, to Fox News. "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 [of Texas] and many of them are going back to Mexico."

The unprecedented fall in the number of illegal immigrants comes from Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and his willingness to enforce already-existing laws. Stronger actions, like Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, haven’t even yet been passed.
 Source: AAN
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