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President Trump Continues to Call for an Increase in Foreign Workers

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  by  Eric Ruark

President Trump last week reiterated his call for more foreign workers to fill jobs apparently Americans won't do. This was lost in the blow-up between the President and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta. However, it isn't the first time the President has said this, and it isn't true.

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First of Caravan Migrants Reach SW Border

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Reports indicate splinter groups from Central American caravan reached Tijuana over the weekend. Yesterday some identified as caravan members by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) climbed the fence and sat on top of it. Others jumped to the ground or crawled through fence openings but returned to Mexican soil when Agents approached.

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Profile of DEM Freshmen Class Falls Short of Former Blue Dogs

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

When Democrats lost control of the House in 2010, a number of 'Blue Dog' Democrats who had earned B-grades or better through our immigration-reduction grade cards lost their seats. Since then, the Party has moved more and more towards supporting an expansion of legal immigration and less enforcement. Many of the newly elected Democrats will fill seats previously held by those 'Blue Dogs', but the lion's share of the incoming freshmen appear to be more in line with the national Party.

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President Limits Asylum Protections for Illegal Border Crossers

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President Trump today issued a presidential proclamation that requires migrants over the next 90 days to "lawfully present themselves" at a port of entry in order to apply for asylum. During that period, those crossing the border illegally will not be allowed to apply for asylum. He said he is taking immediate action “to protect the national interest, and to maintain the effectiveness of the asylum system.”

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9th Circuit Rules Administration Must Continue DACA Program

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today the Trump Administration must continue accepting applications to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, which provides work permits and a temporary stay of deportation to certain minors who came to the U.S. illegally. The ruling keeps in place for now a nationwide injunction blocking the Administration from ending the 2012 Obama program.

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Nearly All NumbersUSA House Champions Win on Election Night

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

NumbersUSA lost a great champion for American workers Tuesday night when Rep. Dave Brat was narrowly defeated by Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger. (We'll have more on her in a later post.) But with most of the House races settled, we can say that nearly all of the NumbersUSA A+ rated Members who ran for re-election will return to Congress in 2019.

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Mid-Term Voters Oppose Split Congress Trading Border Wall for DACA Amnesty

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  by  Roy Beck

We commissioned a survey of people who voted in yesterday's midterm elections in "Toss-Up Districts." It found strong opposition to trading a border wall for DACA amnesty. Voters in these tightly contested districts want any DACA amnesty to also include mandatory E-verify and an end to extended family migration.

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Trial Alleging Discrimination Against American Workers Begins

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In a trial that began Monday, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. is defending itself against claims that it prefers H-1B guest workers from South Asia and Indian expatriates over qualified American workers. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Daniel Kotchen, said the goal of the lawsuit is to force outsourcing companies like Tata to stop violating U.S. anti-discrimination laws. The trial is expected to conclude by the end of November.

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