The Crackdown On Illegal Immigration Is Hurting Oil Drillers

U.S. crude oil production growth may have slowed down this year, but the largest oil-producing counties in the Permian basin continue to feel a shortage of labor.   The predicament for small oil services business owners in New Mexico is aggravated by the surge in worksite audits, investigations, and arrests as part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tougher stance on illegal immigration.   A growing number of owners of oil-related businesses in the second-biggest oil-producing county in the United States, Lea County in New Mexico,…