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CIS Report Dispels Myth of 'Jobs Americans Won't Do'

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Many occupations often thought to be worked overwhelmingly by immigrants (legal and illegal) are in fact majority native-born, according to a new study from the Center for Immigration Studies. After analyzing government data, CIS found that native-born Americans make up a majority of workers among maids and housekeepers (51%), taxi drivers and chauffeurs (54%), butchers and meat processors (64%), grounds maintenance workers (66%), construction (65%), and janitors (73%).

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California Water Wars and the I Word

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  by  Jeremy Beck
In California, the diminishing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is just one of many concerns. The Department of the Interior projects that by mid century, the Colorado River will no longer be able to support California and the six other states that rely on it for water. "The main reason," according to the San Francisco Chronicle's story, is California's "expected population growth from 40 million to as many as 76 million people."

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DHS Rule Rescinding Work Permits for H-1B Spouses Expected Soon

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The Department of Homeland Security is expected to introduce a rule that would rescind work authorizations for the spouses and under-21 children of H-1B visa holders. The news comes from a court filing in a lawsuit challenging a 2015 Obama rule allowing spouses and children, who hold H-4 visas, to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs). Researchers estimate 100,000 H-4 visa holders will lose EADs under the rule.

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E-Verify Still the Most Effective Way to Deter Illegal Immigration

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

When news first broke of the arrest of illegal alien Cristhian Rivera, it was reported that his employer, Yarrabee Farms in Brooklyn, Iowa, had used E-Verify to check if he was eligible to work in the United States. The farm's owner has since backtracked and that the company did not run Rivera through E-Verify. But that initial claim called into question the effectiveness of E-Verify and its ability to deter illegal immigration.

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Support for Immigration Reduction at a Forty-Year Peak in Canada

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The Angus Reid Institute, a respected Canadian non-partisan, non-profit organization, found growing support among Canadians for lower annual immigrant admissions. According to their recent poll, 49% of Canadians want a decrease in immigration, the highest number since the question was first asked in 1975.

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Harvard/Tufts Study Makes Unsubstantiated Claims About Immigration and U.S. Health Care Costs

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  by  Eric Ruark

How to provide health care and how to pay for it is a contentious political issue in the United States. Immigration adds another dimension to the debate, especially when it comes to using tax payer money to fund health care services for illegal aliens. A recent article in a health journal says not to worry, immigration, even illegal immigration, provides a net benefit to the health care system. We take a look at how the article's authors came to this conclusion.

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Report: ICE Reopening Deportation Cases Suspended Under Obama

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Buzzfeed reports ICE attorneys requested the reactivation of almost 8,000 deportation cases this fiscal year that immigration judges had suspended, i.e., removed from the court docket. There were close to 8,400 related requests during the previous fiscal year, which included several months of Obama administration control. Responding to the report, ICE said it was trying to restart cases in which illegal aliens had subsequently been convicted or arrested for a crime.

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Brevard County, Florida Adopts Anti-Sanctuary Policy

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Brevard County commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution that prevents the county from developing, endorsing or enforcing “policies which knowingly prohibit or impede communication or cooperation with a federal immigration agency with respect to federal immigration enforcement." Commissioner John Tobia, the resolution’s sponsor, said it was important to declare Brevard a 'non-sanctuary county' following the City of Orlando's decision to prohibit officers from asking people about their immigration status. 

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