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Trump Admin. Puts End to Work Permits for H-4 Visa Holders

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The Trump Administration announced Thursday its plans to end the Obama-era rule that allowed spouses of H-1B foreign workers to receive work permits.

The notice, which was published recently in the Unified Agenda, a semi-annual list of regulations under development by the federal agencies, stated that the DHS is reviewing the 2015 final rule in light of President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order.

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Dems Back Down on DACA Demands

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Politico is reporting that Democrats are backing off their threat to oppose a year-end spending bill if it doesn’t include a DACA amnesty at the risk of being blamed for a government shutdown.

Democratic leaders eased their tone in recent days, and aren’t demanding that DACA be part of the year-end spending bill. Despite pressure coming from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to grant a permanent amnesty to all illegal aliens who received the unconstitutional DACA amnesty under Pres. Obama, Congressional leadership has become less aggressive in their push for DACA.

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Speaker Ryan, Again, Says No DACA Amnesty in Spending Bill

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House Speaker Paul Ryan said today that an amnesty for DACA recipients would not be included in the year-end spending bill that Congress must pass by Dec. 22 to avoid a government shutdown. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been pushing for a permanent amnesty for illegal aliens who received Pres. Obama's unconstitutional DACA amnesty since the Trump Administration put it on hold back in September.

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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, who will retire next year, has been trying to stop U.S. employers from hiring illegal workers for nearly all of his 30 years in Congress and has introduced mandatory E-Verify legislation during most of that time.

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