Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Building and immigration laws (link)

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While noting that the nation's home builders have championed comprehensive immigration reform, NAHB Executive Vice President and CEO Jerry Howard said that the problems with the Senate overhaul bill "are so grave and extensive that we believe this legislation cannot be fixed without making major revisions."

If the bill were to be enacted in its current form, Howard said, it "would do irreparable harm to America's small businesses,

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Of particular concern for NAHB members are employment verification provisions in the Senate bill that would give the government latitude to prosecute an employer who hires an illegal alien without knowledge that the person is unauthorized to work, and inadequate safe harbor protections that require complete adherence to all immigration regulations no matter how obscure.

In addition, legislative language would give the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security a wide berth to enact rules that would make general contractors responsible for the legal status of all of their subcontractors' employees.     ...

For more: News : Legislation : Builders Call for Major Overhaul of Immigration Bill : HGTVPro.com

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