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Wisconsin's Recent Response to Population Growth Ignores Immigration Impact

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  by  Dave Gorak

Wisconsin appears to be on the verge of joining 17 other states that allow motorists to drive on highway shoulders in order to reduce congestion during peak travel times. This "solution" reminds me of the story about the guy who came home to discover that he left the water running in a sink and attacks the problem with a mop and bucket instead of shutting off the water, in this case the "water" being population growth that is 88 percent fueled by immigration.

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116th Congress Convenes, Funding Compromise Remains Elusive

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The House and Senate convened the 116th Congress today without any compromise in sight for funding the remaining federal agencies. President Trump invited congressional leadership to a border security briefing at the White House Wednesday but the meeting broke without an agreement. The president invited leaders to meet again on Friday but it is uncertain whether the meeting will take place.

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Japan's Unpopular Guest Worker Expansion Mirrors U.S. Mistakes

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  by  Van Esser

Using what has been described as “strong-arm tactics,” Japan’s ruling Liberal Democrat Party pushed legislation through the Diet (Japanese parliament) early last month to expand the nation’s guest worker program. 55 percent opposed the law but that apparently did not bother the ruling Party. It rammed the bill through the Diet rather build broad public consensus on the need for change. That’s not unlike how the ruling elites in the United States have pushed through guest worker programs that are detrimental to American workers.

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President Issues Border Closure Threat as Shutdown Continues With No End in Sight

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In a series of tweets today, President Trump said he would "close the Southern Border entirely" if Democrats do not agree to fund the wall and to change the nation’s “ridiculous” asylum laws. The threats come on the seventh day of a partial government shutdown. At this point no votes are expected until Trump and Democratic leaders reach a funding deal.

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Sec. Nielsen: Border Systems Pushed to 'Breaking Point'

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In the wake of the death of a second migrant child in federal detention, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen blamed smugglers, traffickers, and migrant parents for pushing border security systems to the “breaking point.” She cited several “draw factors” that caused the recent surge, including an asylum process that encourages fraudulent claims and rewards parents for sending or bringing their children across the border.

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