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Challenges to H-1B Applications Increased by 45% from Last Year

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Reuters reported that data provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shows that between Jan.1 and Aug. 31 of this year, USCIS issued 85,000 challenges or “requests for evidence” (RFEs) to H-1B petitions. This is a 45% increase compared to the same period last year which only issued around 59,000 RFEs.

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Rep. Tancredo to Pope Francis: Accept My Nation's Right to Protect and Defend Itself

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  by  Eric Ruark

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo penned an open letter to Pope Francis this week, urging the Pontiff to concentrate on the generosity of the American people, who welcome in more immigrants than any other nation, and to defend the right of Americans to implement immigration laws beneficial to the common good of the citizenry.

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USCIS Ends H-2B Application Process Short of Expanded Cap

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Despite demands from employers, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stopped accepting applications for H-2B low-skilled guest worker visas on Sept. 15. Congress authorized DHS to issue approximately 70,000 additional H-2B visas above the annual cap of 66,000 earlier this year. At the time, Sec. Kelly announced that he would issue only 15,000, but USCIS had only received 13,534 applications as of Sept. 15.

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President Trump Pushes Strong Borders, Refugee Reform at UN

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President Donald J. Trump spoke at the UN General Assembly for the first time today, and while he spoke on a great number of subjects, including North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and the Iran nuclear deal, the president took time to speak in support of strong borders to control mass immigration and in support of housing refugees close to their countries of origin.

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Sen. Cotton: Put American Workers First

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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) discussed the RAISE Act and how it would benefit American workers during an appearance on Meet the Press on Sunday. The show's host, Chuck Todd, had asked Sen. Cotton about a potential trade of the DACA amnesty for border security, but Sen. Cotton instead steered the conversation to the impacts of mass immigration on American workers.

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POLL: In a 'Trump state,' even past voters for Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Baldwin want significant cuts in immigration

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  by  Roy Beck

Up for re-election next year, Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin has to contend with an Wisconsin electorate that polling finds overwhelmingly wants immigration reduced -- just like President Trump who won the state's electoral votes last year.

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