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05/25/2018 04:23 PM
DHS OKs 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Workers

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today made available an additional 15,000 H-2B guest worker visas after determining there are “not sufficient, qualified, U.S. workers available to perform temporary non-agriculture labor.” Responding to the announcement, NumbersUSA CEO and President Roy Beck said, “This decision flies in the face of other Administration efforts to allow a tightening labor market to pressure employers to raise wages and to recruit from the around 45 million working-age Americans that government data show don't have a job."

05/25/2018 03:08 PM
Trump Admin. to End Obama-Era International Entrepreneur Program

DHS proposed in a statement today that the agency eliminate the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule) program that enables foreign nationals to bypass certain immigration procedures and move to the U.S. to build or invest in start-up businesses. Under the IE Final Rule, the DHS secretary has authority to parole foreign nationals into the U.S. and grant them authorization to work in the country for "significant public benefits."

05/24/2018 09:55 PM
Borjas Continues to Challenge Conventional Immigration Narrative
  by  Eric Ruark

In 2017, Harvard economist George Borjas reexamined David Card's well-known study of the effect of the 1980 Mariel Boatlift on the Miami labor market. Unlike Card, Borjas found that the influx of Marielitos had caused wages for competing workers to drop. Earlier this month, Borjas, along with several coauthors, released a working paper that looks at employment prospects for workers in Miami in the years following Mariel.

05/24/2018 03:15 PM
10,000 Americans Sign Petition Urging Pres. Trump to Mandate E-Verify

More than 10,000 Americans signed a petition on the White House website urging Pres. Trump to sign an executive order mandating the use of E-Verify for all employers nationwide. The petition must garner another 90,000 signatures by mid-June before it can be presented to Pres. Trump to sign.

05/24/2018 02:28 PM
Pres. Trump Rejects Push for Vote on Amnesty Legislation

Pres. Trump said in a Fox News interview today that he will not approve any DACA amnesty legislation that doesn’t include strong border security, end the visa lottery program, and eliminate chain migration.

05/23/2018 06:41 PM
CIS: Employment Situation for American Workers Still Lagging Behind Pre-Recession Levels

This week the Center for Immigration Studies released its analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the first quarter of 2018. The report shows that while the situation has greatly improved since the height of the Great Recession, employment levels for workers have not yet returned to pre-recession levels.

05/23/2018 04:41 PM
Tenn. Governor Allows Anti-Sanctuary Bill to Become Law

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam allowed an anti-sanctuary bill (HR 2315) to become law without his signature. The measure strengthens current anti-sanctuary law by creating penalties for sanctuary cities and requiring police to honor ICE deportation detainers. The law takes effect on January 1, 2019.

05/23/2018 01:34 PM
Rep. Black Introduces Bill Allowing Border Wall Crowdfunding

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced H.R. 5876, which would enable Americans to make donations for building President Trump’s border wall. In a statement, Rep. Black said, “Americans know that President Trump is committed to protecting our nation for future generations, and we are ready to stand with him to build the wall.”

05/22/2018 04:35 PM
Vote Planned on Goodlatte Bill During Week of June 17

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) H.R. 4760 will get a floor vote at some point during the week of June 17th. Chairman Goodlatte has been negotiating changes in the bill to drum up more support, but is still short of the 218 votes needed for passage. A vote on H.R. 4760 would kill the effort to establish votes on four immigration measures through a discharge petition for H.Res. 774.

05/21/2018 06:15 PM
Report: Trump Administration Pushes to Cut High-Skilled Visas under NAFTA

According to McClatchy, the Trump Administration is trying to decrease the number of Treaty NAFTA (TN) visas and limit the number of eligible professions under NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico. Although the visa term for eligible professions – e.g., accountants, hotel managers, land surveyors, engineers and computer analysts -- is limited to three years, it may be renewed indefinitely.