More than 40 percent of all jobs in the Houston region will be held by immigrants in the next two decades, per a study from the Center for Houston’s Future focused on...
December 09, 2019
After we reported last week that the Texas Senate seems to be abandoning legislation that would block local governments from requiring private employers to provide paid...
November 25, 2019
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking Texas State Senators to study a variety of issues ahead of the next legislative session. It is common practice for the Senate’s presiding officer to issue what are called “interim charges” to committees. These “charges” are basically a list of subjects that lawmakers may wish to act on in the next legislative session.
November 21, 2019
As we pause today to reflect on the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans, it is important that we all commit to ensuring they are as successful as possible when returning home. It’s happening all the time here in Texas.
November 11, 2019
As attorneys prepare to make arguments about protections for young immigrants before the United States Supreme Court next week, nearly 50 business leaders from around Texas asked Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to "take up legislation that will provide a permanent solution for undocumented youth, also known as Dreamers."
November 07, 2019
The filmmakers at the Rational Middle have now also launched a podcast tackling the tough topic of immigration. Their video documentary series on the issue, which you can check out here, offers a primer on how the United States arrived at the broken immigration system it has today.
October 30, 2019
Construction isn't just for the guys. In fact, one of the most pervasive myths that we hear all the time here at Construction Citizen is that women are somehow not welcome in the industry.
October 24, 2019
A commitment ceremony was held this past week for dozens of Houston students in a new dual credit, two-year construction certification program at Houston Community College. The whole thing is being done in partnership with MAREK, one of the largest specialty construction companies in Texas and the southeastern United States.
October 17, 2019
Just as legislative action appears to be grinding to a halt in Washington amid an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, business leaders and others gathered in Southeast Texas for a day-long summit focused on the next steps in their fight for immigration reform.
October 07, 2019
After it was passed by the legislature, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf must decide whether to veto or sign a bill into law that would expand the requirements for the E-Verify system to check the legal status of all construction workers.
October 02, 2019