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LA Company Pays Over $100,000 to American Workers in Discrimination Settlement

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The Dept. of Justice announced that Barrios Street Realty Inc. has paid around $108,000 to 12 U.S. workers as part of their settlement agreement. The settlement is an effort to resolve claims that the Louisiana based company gave preference to foreign H-2B workers and discriminated against Americans workers.

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Trump Admin. Considering Cuts to J-1 Summer Work Visas

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The Trump administration is considering reductions in the J-1 visa category, specifically the summer work and travel program. The program has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for increasing competition for American workers, especially teenagers, and this category’s high visa overstay rate.

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Trump Admin. Issues Visa Sanctions on 4 Recalcitrant Countries

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DHS and the State Department have confirmed that they have issued visa sanctions against four countries that have refused accept back their foreign nationals that have been ordered deported from the U.S. The administration declined to name the four recalcitrant countries but sources claim they are Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

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Mass. Police Chiefs Support Bill to Honor ICE Detainers

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The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Major City Police Chiefs Association sent a letter to state legislators asking them to support Gov. Charlie Baker’s “commonsense” bill that would allow the police to honor ICE detainer requests. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled last month that holding people beyond their jail sentence, even for an ICE detainer, violated state law.

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The RAISE Act Would Improve Productivity and Boost Worker Pay

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  by  Eric Ruark

The RAISE Act would, among other things, improve worker productivity by bringing in more skilled immigrants. It would also help alleviate some of the "slack" in the U.S. labor market. A recent article in The New York Times , without ever mentioning immigration, of course, nevertheless had some interesting things to say about factors slowing worker productivity.

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Pew Study on H-1B Visa Salaries Flawed

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In a recent study the Pew Research Center said that according to their findings, employers planned in FY16 on paying foreign H-1B visa workers higher salaries than those earned by Americans in similar fields. However, other experts have said that the methods used are flawed and, “not worthy of Pew or experienced researchers to put out”.

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Denver Strengthens Sanctuary City Policy

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The Denver City Council and Mayor Michael Hancock have proposed a new ordinance which would further limit cooperation between Denver local law enforcement and ICE. The sanctuary city currently does not honor ICE detainer requests and this new policy would limit ICE’s ability to work within Denver’s local jails to interview and apprehend criminal illegal aliens.

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Sen. Flake extols his family's illegal-alien hiring in attack on RAISE Act

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  by  Roy Beck

Immigration-expansionist Sen. Jeff Flake revealed today in the New York Times that illegal immigration and reliance on foreign labor was an integral part of his childhood experience.

He recounts a touching relationship growing up with one illegal worker and argues that America needs more immigrants like him who know little English and have little education. I don't doubt Sen. Flake's heart-felt good will toward the foreign workers on the family ranch. But personal sentimentality alone does not make for a just or rational public policy. The RAISE Act does.

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Wisconsin Voters: Cut LEGAL Immigration by at Least Half

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By a 2-to-1 margin, Wisconsinites 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 Wisconsin’s Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants, Union Households, 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 Wisconsinites likely to vote in next year's midterm congressional elections.

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