Effects of Legal Immigration Limits and Low Unemployment

The Buy American Hire American Executive Order is continuing to impact certain industries and companies looking to fill jobs. Companies in traditional immigrant-dependent sectors like construction, service, and technology are increasingly becoming understaffed due to limits on legal immigration and growing concerned about the long-term effects and potential loss of talent to Canada. With unemployment at 3.9 percent, the crunch is even being felt in traditionally less immigrant-heavy positions like 911 dispatchers and ambulance operators.