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House Freedom Caucus Supports Rep. Posey’s SAFE for America Act

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On Monday the House Freedom Caucus announced that they would support Rep. Bill Posey’s (R-Fla.) bill the Security and Fairness Enhancement (SAFE) for America Act (H.R. 1178), which would end the diversity visa lottery program. This support comes after it was discovered that the New York City terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov entered the U.S. through the lottery program.

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Refugee admissions decline 87% in OCT compared to OCT last year

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According to the State Department only 1,242 refugees were admitted into the U.S. in October 2017 compared to the 9,945 admitted in Oct. 2016 under the Obama administration. This 87% decline can be contributed to Pres. Trump’s executive order for tougher vetting procedures for refugees and capping the number of refugees to 45,000 for the fiscal year.

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Acting DHS Secretary Ends TPS Status for Nicaraguans but Extends for Hondurans; Calls for Amnesty

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The deadline to renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the countries of Nicaragua and Honduras was on Monday. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke decided to end TPS for Nicaraguans but refused to make a judgement on Honduras, which means they automatically receive a six-month extension.

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Sen. Grassley Asks DHS to Review Current TPS Designations

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Today Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley sent a letter to acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke asking her to review current TPS designated countries to ensure they meet the requirements. Several countries currently in the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program will be up for review in the next several months.

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U.S.-Born Two-Thirds of Direct-Care Workforce; Politico Writer Concludes Low-Wage Immigrant Workers Best Option for Future

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  by  Eric Ruark

According to Politico, unless the U.S. continues to bring in low-wage workers from abroad, there will no one to care for aging Baby Boomers because "there are reason's to assume" Americans won't be taking those jobs. The reasons for that assumption are not convincing, and the article's writer inadvertently makes a compelling case for how to improve wages and working condition for home health care workers.

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Connecting passage of ag-visa bill with mandatory E-Verify creates new opportunity

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  by  Roy Beck

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has approved mandatory E-Verify many times. But it has never reached the House floor for a vote.
So, what makes the committee's passage of another mandatory E-Verify bill on Wednesday night any more likely to succeed?

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