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The Number of Long-Term Unemployed Continued To Grow in November

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  by  Eric Ruark

“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000” in November 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This number is generally reported as the number of new jobs added to the U.S. economy in a given month, though we pointed out in October how this is misleading when not put in the context of how much the working-age population grew during the same time.

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Last-Minute Regulation Creates More Foreign STEM Job Competition

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Breitbart’s Neil Munro reports a last-minute Obama Administration regulation will create more foreign job competition for American workers specializing in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. It would: automatically extend the work permits of H-1B guest workers while they seek permanent employment-based green cards; increase their job portability; and create a new method for non-profits to hire H-1B workers by partnering with universities. And for foreign students who work under the Optional Training Program (OPT), the regulation would extend the length of their work permits so they can seek a H-1B slot.

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The Deflation of Top-Heavy GOP Consensus

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  by  Andrew Good

The holidays prod us to requite, reflect, and resolve. But this season finds our politics enjoined in heightened introspection as well. So, it was fitting that the American Enterprise Institute hosted an event titled “Conservatism: What now?” at their impressive new facility Tuesday.

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Americans 4 Work: How To Boost Minority Employment

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An op-ed by Thomas Broadwater argues that blue-collar work visas "are boxing millions of minority citizens out of jobs."

Broadwater elaborates:
"The number of good-paying blue collar jobs is shrinking. Since 1980, America has lost more than 12 million manufacturing jobs to automation or offshoring. Wages have stagnated."

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CIS: Obama Administration Raided HHS Programs to Pay for Illegal-Alien Minors

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The Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughn today revealed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) diverted $167 million from numerous programs to pay for the housing and care of those designated as unaccompanied alien children. With the latest border surge, HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is caring for a record number of illegal-alien minors. The shifted funds will cover just one month’s expenses, and the agency may need an additional $1-2 billion in fiscal year 2017.

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Bishop Urges Filipino Illegal Aliens in U.S. to 'Come Home'

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According to Catholic World News, Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga in the Philippines urged Filipinos who are currently in the United States illegally “not to wait to be branded undocumented and be deported” once enforcement efforts are stepped up under a Trump Administration.

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Polling Firm Latino Decisions Refuses to Acknowledge Trump Gains with Hispanic Voters

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  by  Eric Ruark

One of the storylines that emerged following Donald Trump’s victory on November 8 was that President-elect Trump outperformed Mitt Romney’ s 2012 showing with Hispanic voters. Trump also approached the 31 percent of Hispanic vote that Senator John McCain received in 2008, after McCain had spent the three years prior to the election pushing a massive amnesty bill in the Senate.

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Judiciary Chairmen Criticize Obama's Unilateral Acceptance of Migrants Barred from Australia

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, criticized secret negotiations between the Obama Administration and Australia for the resettlement of migrants from terrorist-producing countries refused under the latter’s border blockade policy. The migrants are from Iran and Sudan -- both State Department-designated state sponsors of terrorism -- plus Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Iraq. 

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