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Trump Wall Can't Be Built Without Mexican Labor, Says Columnist

There is a tremendous shortage of artisan labor in the United States

“The shortage of carpenters, electricians, heavy equipment operators, pipe fitters, welders, and others who are known in the construction industry as 'the crafts' is acute"
— Llewellyn King
WEST WARWICH, RHODE ISLAND, USA, September 20, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Trump Wall Can't Be Built Without Mexican Labor, Says Columnist

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- There aren't enough skilled American artisans to build the concrete wall that presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised to construct between the United States and Mexico. Llewellyn King, a national columnist for InsideSources, says the labor needed to build the wall would have to come from Central America.

In a column, King says there is a tremendous shortage of artisan labor in the United States that is beginning to crimp the housing industry and is severely affecting electric utilities and big construction, such as the massive facility being built in South Carolina to create civilian nuclear plant fuel from surplus weapons-grade plutonium. King says that if the wall is built, Trump will have to employ Mexicans – the people it is designed to keep out.

The skilled labor shortage also is affecting construction at the Vogtle and Summer nuclear plants in Georgia and South Carolina.

“The shortage of carpenters, electricians, heavy equipment operators, pipe fitters, welders, and others who are known in the construction industry as 'the crafts' is acute and would be exacerbated to breaking point if the 2,000-mile-long wall were to be undertaken,” King says.

It would also require huge quantities of cement and stone aggregate, creating shortages here and in Central America, according to King.

King is the executive producer and host of “White House Chronicle” on PBS, a weekly news and public affairs program, now in its 20th year. His column is posted on the program's website, whchronicle.com. He can be reached for interviews at (202) 441-2702.

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Llewellyn King
"White House Chronicle" on PBS
(202) 441-2702