I hardly think our economy is in the trash, but, there has been a downturn in new construction and a lot of road work is stopped because of cuts in budgets. We are not experiencing much of this in Texas, but, other states are hit hard.
I heard that already there is a downturn in illegal entries to the US because of the economy, so, it would make sense that if the jobs were not there, the people would not come unless it is legally. I feel it is a lot our own fault for not enforcing the laws that are already on the books. We still are not doing it. It is against the law for employers to hire them, yet, we don't even check them.