Changing Immigration-Law Landscape Threatens Contractors

With Arizona's immigration law deemed Constitutional by the United States Supreme Court, other states are moving to enact even stricter rules said to result in punishing construction companies. The "Legal Arizona Workers Act" allows the state of Arizona to shut down businesses that hire illegal workers. On September 1, 2011, a new Alabama immigration law will take affect that make it a crime to hire illegal immigrants. Similar bills have been introduced in the Georgia and Louisiana legislatures, and are pending in Utah, Colorado, and Florida.

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