As National Hispanic Heritage Month passes, the commercial roofing concern says the country needs a comprehensive immigration plan that is driven by market, not political, forces. "It needs to protect U.S. workers but enable employers to hire workers, as needed, to grow their businesses," said NRP President Dale Tyler. NRP provides a variety of roofing repair and maintenance services and says it has 120 service locations and 8,000 employees nationwide. Tyler favors bilingual training for employees, and an immigration plan that encourages Hispanics and other immigrants to become tax-payers. He said NRP member companies have been largely employing Hispanic workers for decades, adding, "This Hispanic workforce has made an inordinate contribution to the competitiveness of many southern states with signs of moving ever further north."
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