Since the 2000 Census, he said, “it appears that immigration has accelerated, with a net of about 1.5 million new immigrants coming to this country annually since the beginning of this decade.”
Looking forward, NAHB forecasts a net annual average flow of up to 1.7 million foreign-born people between 2002 and 2012. The rising pace of baby boomer retirements in the period ahead is likely to increase the demand for workers, which will add to the economic and political forces supporting immigration.
Because of the demographic changes projected for the next decade, construction for single-family homes is expected to be even stronger than it was in the 1990s.
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