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Sen. McConnell Offers Support for RAISE Act

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered support for the RAISE Act, introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), that would end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery and cap refugee admissions at the 13-year average of 50,000 per year. Sen. McConnell's comments came during an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News.

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Chicago Bakery Forced to Hire New Workforce After Increased Immigration Enforcement

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The Chicago-based Cloverhill Bakery is having to replace one-third of its workforce after many of its workers were picked up during an immigration enforcement action there earlier this year. The Swiss-owned bakery made hamburger buns for McDonalds and other fast food restaurants and supermarkets and is now being forced to hire new workers at higher wages to fill its empty positions.

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Trump Admin. to End Work Permits for Spouses of H-1B Workers

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Sources have said that the Trump administration is planning to end the Obama-era rule that allowed spouses of H-1B foreign workers to receive a work permit. Under this new rule 41,526 people received work permits from Oct. 2015-Sept. 2016.

In 2015 Pres. Obama created a work permit for certain H-4 visa holders, even though under this visa they were not allowed to hold a job or be issued a Social Security number.

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House Committee Passes Do-Nothing H-1B Reform Bill

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

The House Judiciary Committee passed Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) H.R. 170, the Protect and Grow American Jobs Act, earlier this week. The bill passed by voice vote to little opposition in the highly divisive committee. That should tell you something -- it doesn't really do anything to protect American tech workers.

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