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NAHB Chair Urges Action on Immigration Reform

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NAHB Chair Urges Action on Immigration Reform

President Trump’s call to Congress to find a permanent legislative solution to protect the Dreamers underscores the urgent need for lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform, MacDonald said.

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Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

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Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) yesterday introduced legislation endorsed by President Trump that would cut legal immigration levels in half over the next decade. The bill would reduce the annual distribution of green cards awarding permanent legal residence from 1 million just over 500,000.

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DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will allow an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary worker visas to be issued during this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30. The H-2B program allows employers to hire temporary foreign workers for seasonal, non-agricultural positions. In past years, roughly half of the visas have gone to landscaping businesses.

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NAHB Seeks Extension of EB-5 Job Creation Program

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NAHB Seeks Extension of EB-5 Job Creation Program

NAHB and our industry allies today sent a joint letter to House and Senate leaders urging lawmakers to reauthorize the EB-5 Regional Center investment and job creation program that is set to expire on Dec. 11.

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EB-5 Regional Center Program Reauthorized Through Dec. 11

As part of its continuing resolution to fund to the government, Congress acted yesterday to approve the extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program through Dec. 11.

The program was set to expire on Sept. 30.

On a related note, Congress also reauthorized the E-Verify program through Dec. 11. NAHB supports E-Verify, which is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

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NAHB Discusses Labor Shortages at Democratic Attorneys General Conference

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NAHB Discusses Labor Shortages at Democratic Attorneys General Conference

NAHB Chairman Tom Woods shared the federation’s views on immigration reform and workforce shortages during a panel discussion at the Democratic Attorneys General Association Spring Policy Conference on May 7.

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NAHB Urges Senate Panel to Consider Temporary Guest Worker Program

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 26, 2015 1 Comment

In a letter submitted to members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, NAHB urged senators to consider the creation of a temporary market-based guest worker program that will divert unauthorized immigration into the legal system, shrink the shadow economy and support economic growth in the U.S.

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NAHB Responds to Members’ Comments on Immigration

A recent blog post (Debunking the Myth that Immigration Harms America) has drawn a sharp response from several NAHBNow readers. Immigration is a contentious and emotional issue and we would like to clear up any misconceptions that anyone might have regarding NAHB’s stance on this issue.

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Debunking the Myth that Immigration Harms America

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 17, 2015 17 Comments

NAHB and a group of 18 other trade associations representing business leaders and millions of employers across the nation today submitted written testimony refuting the myth that immigration hurts American workers and the economy during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining this topic.

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NAHB-Supported E-Verify Bill Clears House Panel

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NAHB-Supported E-Verify Bill Clears House Panel

The House Judiciary Committee yesterday approved legislation introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) that would require all U.S. employers to use E-Verify, a government-run online verification system that uses Social Security numbers to check the identity and work authorization of all new hires.

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