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Federalism or a Circuitous Path to Unpopular Guest Worker Increases?

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  by  Jeremy Beck

Sen. Johnson's guest worker + amnesty bill raises questions about the appropriate role for the states in determining immigration policy, but the line that divides the cheerleaders from the hecklers is a familiar one. Supporters want more immigration; opponents want less.

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Does Trump Want to Increase Legal Immigration?

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

This week's issue of the the Economist focuses on Pres. Donald Trump's outlook on the global economy, including his thoughts on legal immigration to the United States where he said that he doesn't want to cut immigration. The interview sounded alarm bells for those seeking to reduce existing immigration levels.

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland to Join 287(g) Program

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A Maryland County is close to finalizing a 287(g) agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that will allow corrections officers to use federal databases to screen new inmates for immigration violations, warrants and prior crimes. Anne Arundel County also wants to house illegal aliens for ICE at its correctional center.

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Sen. Cotton Speaks Out Against H-2B Increase in Spending Bill

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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor last week shortly before the chamber voted on the omnibus spending bill that more than doubled the number H-2B visas that can be issued for the remainder of the fiscal year. Sen. Cotton, who has introduced legislation that would cut permanent, legal immigration in half, said that Congress ignored the lessons of the 2016 election and is out of touch with the American people.

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