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Misleading DACA Descriptions Exclude People Who Are Part of the Debate

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  by  Jeremy Beck

DACA has never been limited to people who "crossed into the United States illegally," or to those who did so "through no fault of their own." Nor do "immigrants" qualify for DACA.

These errors - as persistent as they are inaccurate - reaffirm Nate Silver's observation after the 2016 election: "... the conditions of political journalism are poor for crowd wisdom and ripe for groupthink."

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Poll: San Francisco Tech Companies Say They Don't Depend on H-1B Workers

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  by  Jade Haney

The San Francisco Bay Area tech lobby -- including Silicon Valley -- has long championed the practice of hiring foreign nationals, regularly pressuring Congress to increase the cap on the number of H-1B visas issued annually, especially for tech workers. But, a recent poll, conducted by Harris on behalf of Envoy, a Chicago-based body shop dedicated to expansive immigration policies, revealed that tech companies don't need foreign-born workers as much as they've led the public to believe.

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Florida Business Interests Deny Voters Chance to Mandate E-Verify

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  by  Van Esser

Until business interests weighed in, the grassroots organization Floridians for E-Verify Now was just one vote away from placing on the 2018 ballot a state constitutional amendment that would have required the state legislature to mandate E-Verify for employers. But a coalition led by a billionaire GOP contributor waged a campaign of misinformation and outright lies that persuaded the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission to deny the measure.

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Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration Urge Congress to 'Strengthen' Rep. Goodlatte's H.R. 4760

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Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration (EBI) thanked Rep. Bob Goodlatte in a hand-delivered letter today for H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, saying that it comes "closest" to prioritizing the "promises made to the American people," and called on congress to "strengthen" the current provisions outlined in the bill. The group emphasized measures that must be in the bill -- border security, ending chain migration and the visa lottery, cracking down on "sanctuary cities," and mandating E-Verify nationwide -- as a prerequisite to any DACA amnesty or path to citizenship agreement.

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MI Company Forced to Pay Wages and Damages to H-2B Workers

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The Department of Labor (DOL) said in a statement Monday that Metropolitan Concrete Corp., a concrete contractor in Sterling Heights, Michigan, must pay a total of $102,808 -- $73,647 in back wages and $29,161 in civil damages -- to H-2B employees it improperly classified in order to get cheap labor.

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Study: 83 Percent of Honduran Nationals in the U.S. Migrated for Economic Reasons

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According to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a recent study, released by the Reflection, Research, and Communication Team (ERIC-SJ), revealed that 82.9 percent of migration from Honduras to the U.S. was driven by economic hardship, while only 11.3 percent resulted from violence and insecurity. The survey, which took place between February 12 and February 22, was conducted with a national sample of 1,584 Honduran residents over the age of 18 who have family members that have migrated to the U.S. within the last four years.

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Three More CA Cities Join Resistance to 'Sanctuary' Law

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Three California cities in Orange County, Newport Beach, Orange, and Westminster, voted last week to join the Trump Administration's effort to overturn California laws that block or interfere with federal immigration enforcement. In addition to backing the lawsuit, Newport Beach City Council, which voted unanimously to join the lawsuit, and the City of Orange took action to publicly oppose California's "sanctuary" policy, SB54, which prohibits state and local law enforcement from fully cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

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Iowa Governor Signs Anti-Sanctuary Bill

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Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law a bill that requires police to comply with immigration detainers for illegal aliens in their custody and cracks down on other sanctuary policies. Supporters said the bill will uphold the Rule of Law and help ensure “the safety of all people, citizens and immigrants alike.” But detractors like the American Civil Liberties Union are likely to sue over the measure's constitutionality.

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