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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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Sen. Jeff Sessions Blasts Reid and Pelosi for Stripping E-Verify from Stimulus Package

Sen. Jeff Sessions

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Earlier today, Senator Jeff Sessions delivered a speech on the Senate floor attempting to add E-Verify back into the bill, citing studies from Heritage and the Center for Immigration Studies that said several hundred thousand stimulus jobs will go to illegal aliens. Sessions urged a floor vote, saying that E-Verify would more than likely pass a vote in the Senate.

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Stimulus Conference Committee Strips E-Verify Protections for American Workers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

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Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) issued a press release tonight decrying the removal of House-passed E-Verify worker protections from the conference committee report, which could be voted on as early as tomorrow. He notes that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) were responsible. See Roy Beck's blog for more commentary on this injustice.

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