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More Angst over Trump Administration's Improved Vetting of H-1B Applications

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

A new op-ed in News India Times highlights the growing angst in India over the Trump Administration's tougher vetting of H-1B visa applications. The vetting is aimed at reducing abuses within the program that allow foreign workers to fill jobs that could be held by high-skilled American workers.

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NYC Terror Suspect Entered U.S. Through Chain Migration

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The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that the suspect in this morning's attack on a bus and subway station in New York City entered the United States in 2011 through one of the chain migration categories. DHS says Akayed Ullah is a green card holder from Bangladesh and entered the country on an F43 visa.

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Senate GOP DACA plan follows long history of avoiding workplace enforcement

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  by  Roy Beck

"I have no good explanation whatsoever why (mandatory) E-Verify was not included in the Senate working group proposal" introduced this week, Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas said today. Smith has been trying to stop U.S. employers from hiring illegal workers for nearly all of his 30 years in Congress.

Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Jerry Kammer said there is a primary reason Smith's long battle to protect workers from illegal-labor competition has failed thus far: "Congress always has found it much more politically palatable to throw money at the border than to control worksites." Is that why Senate Republican leaders introduced a three-year DACA amnesty this week without a mandatory E-Verify provision to deter another flood of illegal immigration?

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Sen. McConnell Offers Support for RAISE Act

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered support for the RAISE Act, introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), that would end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery and cap refugee admissions at the 13-year average of 50,000 per year. Sen. McConnell's comments came during an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News.

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Chicago Bakery Forced to Hire New Workforce After Increased Immigration Enforcement

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The Chicago-based Cloverhill Bakery is having to replace one-third of its workforce after many of its workers were picked up during an immigration enforcement action there earlier this year. The Swiss-owned bakery made hamburger buns for McDonalds and other fast food restaurants and supermarkets and is now being forced to hire new workers at higher wages to fill its empty positions.

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