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07/21/2017 07:53 AM
Sens. Graham & Durbin Introduce DREAM Amnesty

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced a new version of the DREAM Act on Thursday that would grant amnesty and work permits to approximately 2 million illegal aliens. The bill would impact many of the illegal aliens who received Pres. Obama's unconstitutional DACA executive amnesty that could face a court challenge from several states in September unless the program is ended by Pres. Trump before then.

07/19/2017 04:24 PM
Supreme Court OKs Administration's Refugee Restrictions For Now

Under a Supreme Court ruling today, the Trump Administration can restrict entry by refugees who do not have family ties in the U.S. The decision overturns an order by District Judge Derrick Watson of Honolulu, who ruled the Administration must also allow entry to refugees who resettlement agencies had agreed to resettle. The Administration can impose restrictions pending a review of its policy by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

07/19/2017 11:24 AM
ICE to Focus More on Sanctuary Cities

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will dedicate more agents and resources to arrest illegal criminal aliens in sanctuary jurisdictions the agency's acting director Thomas Homan said. ICE has received approval to hire 10,000 new agents and most will be sent to the 300 sanctuary jurisdictions who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts.

07/19/2017 10:44 AM
Rep. Graves Leads Effort Against DACA Amendment

Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) is working with several House Republicans to strip Rep. Pete Aguilar’s (D-Calif.) amendment that would allow illegal aliens who receive the unconstitutional DACA executive amnesty to compete with American workers for jobs with the federal government. The amendment was passed by a voice vote as part of the FY18 Financial Services and General Government spending bill.

07/18/2017 04:33 PM
EPI Report: No Data to Support H-2B Visa Increase

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows that there is no evidence of a labor shortage to support the recent H-2B visa increase. DHS Secretary John Kelly announced this week that he will use the authority granted by Congress to approve an additional 15,000 H-2B visas over the annual 66,000 cap.

07/17/2017 11:19 AM
DHS Approves an Additional 15,000 H-2B Visas for FY17

DHS Secretary John Kelly has decided to use the authority granted to him by Congress to provide 15,000 more H-2B visas through the remainder of the fiscal year. In the latest omnibus spending bill, Congress granted authority to DHS to approve around 70,000 additional H-2B visas in FY17 over the 66,000 cap.

07/14/2017 12:48 PM
House Appropriations Committee Allows DACA Amnesty Recipients to Compete with Americans for Federal Jobs
Rep. Pete Aguilar

The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment late Thursday night that would allow illegal aliens who receive the unconstitutional DACA executive amnesty to compete with American workers for jobs with the federal government. The amendment, offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), was part of the FY18 Financial Services and General Government spending bill and was passed by a voice vote.

07/12/2017 10:46 AM
House DHS Spending Bill Includes Enforcement Funding

The House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee approved a 2018 spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security that includes funding to increase border security and strengthen interior enforcement. The spending bill would fund many of the top priorities listed in Pres. Trump’s Jan. 25 immigration executive orders.

07/13/2017 12:47 PM
Report: DHS Secretary says DACA's Future Uncertain

At a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus DHS Sec. John Kelly reportedly said he can’t promise that the Administration will defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program if challenged in court. 10 states are threatening to include DACA in a pending lawsuit if the Administration does not begin to phase out the program by September 5th.

07/13/2017 09:03 AM
Why Does the Government Give Financial Incentives to Bypass Teen Job Applicants?
  by  Jeremy Beck

Should American businesses work harder to hire teenagers who want the job? By giving businesses an offer they can't refuse, the U.S. government's answer is "no." 

A $100 million dollar industry facilitated by the State Department gives employers a significant discount on foreign hires.