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National Poll: 3-to-1 support for Trump legal immigration cuts

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  by  Roy Beck

A national poll taken just before Pres. Trump endorsed the RAISE Act in a White House event on Aug. 2 found overwhelming support for the bill's central feature -- reducing legal immigration from around one million a year to around a half-million.

Pulse Opinion Research surveyed 1,000 "likely mid-term voters" on July 24-25 and asked them how many legal immigrants should be allowed each year. The firm stated that the results had a margin of sampling error of only 3 percentage points,and had a 95% level of confidence.

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Early Errors in RAISE Act Reporting

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  by  Jeremy Beck

After years of ignoring the question of immigration levels, the news is suddenly full of stories about proposed changes to the numerical limits. Although (or, perhaps, because) there have been one or two examples of the media clearly not having thought through the basic questions surrounding green card policy, much of the reporting on the RAISE Act has been straightforward and down the middle. 

But the early returns have produced some common errors and mischaracterizations that are worth watching out for and correcting/clarifying for your fellow readers when you find them.

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Florida Voters: Cut LEGAL Immigration by at Least Half

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By nearly a 3-to-1 margin, Floridians say they want legal immigration -- that has been averaging around one million a year -- reduced to a half-million or less. That is the preference of nearly all demographic groups, including Florida's Democrats, Republicans, Independents, conservatives, liberals, moderates, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants and those of other religions and no religion, residents of major cities, suburbs, and rural areas,according to a survey conducted by Pulse Opinion Research of 1,000 Floridians likely to vote in next year's midterm congressional elections.

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DHS: Pres. Obama Granted 2.3 Million Work Permits to Foreign Workers in 2016

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The Obama administration awarded 2.3 million work permits to foreign workers in 2016 according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security. This number does not include new legal immigrants and those granted visas through guest-worker programs such as H-1B visas. This means that around 4 million legal foreign workers were added the U.S. economy and job market in FY16 alone.

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Construction Advisor: E-Verify Protects Contractors From Increased Risk, Scrutiny

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Writing in the online magazine For Construction Pros, construction industry advisor Remmie Butchko recommends that contractors use E-Verify to avoid the “costly fines, potential lawsuits and possible reputational damage” associated with hiring illegal aliens. He says the construction industry employs many foreign workers so contractors that use a relaxed hiring process open themselves up to increased risk and scrutiny.

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