“What part of illegal don’t you understand?” is a common retort in discussions of what should be done about undocumented workers in industries such as construction. The answer isn’t as clear cut as it seems.
Loren Steffy, former Houston Chronicle columnist has spent the last several months focused on immigration reform and director Gregory Kallenberg joins Houston Matters to share their insights on the subject of the video project.
Following Hurricane Harvey in September 2017, Houston finds itself in the grips of a housing crisis. Even before the storm caused $9 billion in housing damage, the city was struggling through a workforce shortage in the construction industry. One solution: Allow Houston’s 500,000 undocumented workers come out of the shadows to help rebuild the community, together.
Rarely do conversations about immigration include the price enforcing and debating the issue which wind up costing our country time and money in unexpected ways.