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11/21/2017 09:25 AM
DHS Secretary Ends TPS Status for Haitians

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced that they will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status for Haitians. The immigrants protected under this status will have 18 months to make arrangements to leave the U.S. and head back to their home country.

11/20/2017 12:20 PM
Trump Admin. to End Work Permits for Spouses of H-1B Workers

Sources have said that the Trump administration is planning to end the Obama-era rule that allowed spouses of H-1B foreign workers to receive a work permit. Under this new rule 41,526 people received work permits from Oct. 2015-Sept. 2016.

In 2015 Pres. Obama created a work permit for certain H-4 visa holders, even though under this visa they were not allowed to hold a job or be issued a Social Security number.

11/17/2017 11:22 AM
House Committee Passes Do-Nothing H-1B Reform Bill
  by  Chris Chmielenski

The House Judiciary Committee passed Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) H.R. 170, the Protect and Grow American Jobs Act, earlier this week. The bill passed by voice vote to little opposition in the highly divisive committee. That should tell you something -- it doesn't really do anything to protect American tech workers.

11/17/2017 09:25 AM
Agribusiness Chooses to Exploit Workers; There Are Other Options
  by  Eric Ruark

Despite the insistence of Big Ag that its only choice besides hiring illegal workers and paying them below-poverty wages is a new guest program that harms American workers and exploits foreign ones. That's not true.

11/16/2017 10:40 AM
H-2A Visas Increased by 20% in FY17

According to the newest Dept. of Labor statistics the number of H-2A visas granted in FY17 increased by 20% from last year. The DOL approved 200,049 H-2A visas in FY17 compared to 165,741 in FY16.

11/15/2017 10:57 AM
Speaker Ryan Says No DACA Fix in Upcoming Spending Bill

Last night during his Fox News town hall Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said that they are not planning on adding any DACA legislation to the upcoming omnibus spending bill. Speaker Ryan emphasized that they would do that “separately” from other major legislation.

11/15/2017 09:38 AM
Brat introduces H.R. 4340 -- 3 GREAT BILLS IN ONE
  by  Roy Beck

In 2014, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) may have saved the nation from a gigantic increase in legal and illegal immigration when he defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Primary election. Now, he is again trying to rescue the nation from the destructive inclinations of most congressional leaders.

11/15/2017 09:27 AM
New Website Highlights Enforcement Problems ICE Agents Still Face Under Pres. Trump

The National ICE Council launched a new website on Tuesday that highlights some of the issues ICE agents are facing when trying to enforce federal immigration laws. The National ICE Council hopes the website will bring these problems to the public's attention.

11/14/2017 09:49 AM
State Dept.: Visa Lottery Admitted Almost 30,000 People from Terror-Sponsoring Countries since 2007

According to the latest State Department statistics since 2007, 28,783 individuals from terror-sponsoring countries (Iran, Sudan, and Syria) have received visas to enter the U.S. through the diversity visa lottery program. The visa lottery program has come under criticism after it was discovered that the New York City terror suspect entered the U.S. through the program.

11/12/2017 04:59 PM
Has your high school class done this Veterans project?
  by  Roy Beck

On this 2017 Veterans Day weekend, there are lots of general well-wishes issued. But how many of us have ever given individual recognition even to all the Veterans with whom we attended school? At my high school class reunion last year, many of us were horrified to realize that we had never even made a list which would allow us to do this.

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