An organization representing home builders this week praised Congressional efforts to develop an immigration policy that would help provide workers developers need in construction.
Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del., said immigration reform measures advanced by Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and others wold ensure ensure that "we have the workers we need."
"The NAHB commends (Diaz-Balart) for his tireless leadership and commitment to fix our nation's broken immigration system," Kelly said. "Clearly, the issue is ripe for action and we strongly encourage the House leadership to reconsider its decision to place immigration reform on the back burner. The time to move forward is now."
"NAHB will continue to remain engaged with lawmakers in both chambers and on each side of the political aisle to urge Congress and the Administration to work together on comprehensive reform," he added. "A modernized immigration system will bring greater economic certainty and ensure we have the workers we need, along with a secure border and a plan to address the status of the current undocumented population."