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10,000 Americans Sign Petition Urging Pres. Trump to Mandate E-Verify

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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.

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CIS: Employment Situation for American Workers Still Lagging Behind Pre-Recession Levels

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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.

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Rep. Black Introduces Bill Allowing Border Wall Crowdfunding

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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.”

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Vote Planned on Goodlatte Bill During Week of June 17

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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.

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Report: Trump Administration Pushes to Cut High-Skilled Visas under NAFTA

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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.

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AG Sessions Directs Immigration Judges to Stop Delaying Cases

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed immigration judges on Thursday to stop delaying removal cases for illegal aliens through administrative closure. Under the Obama administration, immigration judges used administrative closure to indefinitely delay hundreds of thousands of removal cases, allowing illegal aliens to be released into the United States.

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SSA Director Calls on Congress to Mandate E-Verify

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Social Security Administration (SSA) Acting Commissioner Nancy Berryhill urged Congress, in a statement today at a House hearing on Social Security fraud, to pass immigration legislation that requires mandatory use of E-Verify for all employers. Berryhill said that mandating E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), would combat identity theft by reducing the fraudulent use of Social Security numbers (SSN) by illegal aliens.

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