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Virginia County Turning in More Illegal Aliens with 287(g) Program

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Loudoun County in Northern Virginia has seen a large increase in its numbers of suspected illegal aliens turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement since becoming a part of the 287(g) program last summer. The county's sheriff's office transferred 135 cases to ICE in 2008 compared to 83 in 2006 - an increase of 63 percent.

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H-2B Cap Exemption Introduced in Senate

Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Arlen Specter

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A bipartisan group of Senators have introduced S. 388, which would temporarily lift the cap on H-2B visas for the next three years. The legislation was introduced by Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and has 24 cosponsors. H-2B visas are given to seasonal employees in non-agricultural related fields that experience high-peak times such as amusement parks and ski resorts.

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Stimulus Package Clears Congress Without E-Verify Protections For American Workers

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Congress cleared for the President's signature the economic stimulus bill (H.R. 1), which excludes E-Verify protections for American workers. The Senate finalized action late tonight after Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the 60th vote needed to pass the bill, returned from his mother's funeral in his state.

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