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How minorities will influence the housing market over the next decade

By: Pierre G Villere

The immigration debate continues to rage in Washington, D.C., with some in the Republican party now parting ways with President Trump on the issue of the 5 percent tariff on goods manufactured in Mexico. The move has roiled much of American industry because we are so reliant on Mexican imports, and likewise our own domestic manufacturers are so reliant on exports to Mexico’s burgeoning middle class. The dispute is just another example that points to how important prudent immigration policy is for our nation, as legal immigrants have been the mainstay of America’s population growth, and corresponding economic expansion, for almost 250 years.

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Surprise: The housing market looks rosier than expected for 2019

By Pierre Villere

If you flip to my column this month in Rock Products, the sister publication to this magazine, you will read the same opening paragraph, more or less, so I thought I would repeat a brief background on how I wound up on the pages of these fine publications from SEMCO Publishing.

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