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A recent study from the workers defense project -- Austin says that how.
Half of the construction workers in Texas are undocumented immigrants.
And that's frustrating news from Manuel Gonzales the -- -- though.
As a US citizen and it was laid off his construction job over a year ago.
And he says undocumented immigrants have been hired for jobs over.
-- -- -- Because I don't want how they don't have to pay taxes and we do a lot of times are protecting people get -- people -- don't have papers to couldn't have been cheaper.
And this makes it harder to compete for companies like in construction.
Who only hires legal citizens.
Forcing them to raise their prices we have to.
Complying with -- with Social Security we have to play comply with Medicare.
We have to be -- that they are insured.
Don't like really -- -- compensation.
Just -- anchor of the path of the minority civil rights project in El Paso.
That giving workers legal status through comprehensive immigration reform is the fairest weeks ago.
That protects workers.
Debt levels the playing field with war for employers.
But until then Gonzales -- if you keep looking for work he struggled to pay its bills and child support for his five year old daughter.
In El Paso Patrick Manning Fox News.