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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 has been trying to stop U.S. employers from hiring illegal workers for nearly all of his 30 years in Congress.

Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Jerry Kammer said there is a primary reason Smith's long battle to protect workers from illegal-labor competition has failed thus far: "Congress always has found it much more politically palatable to throw money at the border than to control worksites." Is that why Senate Republican leaders introduced a three-year DACA amnesty this week without a mandatory E-Verify provision to deter another flood of illegal immigration?

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Sen. McConnell Offers Support for RAISE Act

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered support for the RAISE Act, introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), that would end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery and cap refugee admissions at the 13-year average of 50,000 per year. Sen. McConnell's comments came during an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News.