Build a Better Nation

Workers Defense Project


This study helps explain why enforcement-only immigration policies–carried out against both workers and employers–have not been successful in reducing the number of immigrants present in the US. Now that undocumented immigrants comprise significant portions of industries like construction, more employers are left with few choices other than to hire unauthorized workers, or risk going out of business. Employers need an immigration system that allows them to legally hire the workers they need so they can focus on managing their businesses, not managing immigration policy.


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