The Pew Hispanic Center has issued a fact sheet, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, that shows just how dependent the construction industry has become on immigrant workers. "Hispanic workers, especially those who are recently arrived, are a vital part of the construction industry," note the authors. "Despite the slowdown in the housing market, there are no indications that the role of foreign-born Hispanic workers in this industry might diminish in the near future."

Other highlights of the fact sheet include the following:

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