Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ introduction of immigration reform standards.

ABC“We congratulate the House Republican Conference for taking this important step toward fixing our broken immigration system in the United States,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “As this push toward reform continues, we look forward to working with both the House and Senate on developing proposals that meet the needs of the construction industry.

“Our country and our industry need reforms that fix our broken system, enforce our laws and modernize our immigration structure to reflect the needs of our economy,” Burr said. “Today, I think we have moved one step closer in achieving our goal.”

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