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Forbes: Tech Employment Data Contradict Need For Quick H-1B Visa Rules

By Stuart Anderson Senior Contributor New government data show the low unemployment rate in computer occupations contradicts Trump administration claims an economic emergency requires the quick implementation of new H-1B visa rules. A new analysis indicates the government’s own data do not support the claims made in the regulations, which makes it more likely federal  Read more→

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New York Times: Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers; critics say changes were politically motivated. 

By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Miriam Jordan WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced significant changes on Tuesday to the H-1B visa program for high-skilled workers, substantially raising the wages that U.S. companies must pay foreign hires and narrowing eligibility criteria for applicants. Top administration officials framed the changes as a way to protect American jobs during  Read more→

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NEW YORK TIMES:  Judge Blocks Trump’s Ban on Foreign Workers The court overruled limits on visas for hundreds of thousands of foreign workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Miriam Jordan LOS ANGELES — A federal judge ruled on Thursday that President Trump overstepped his authority in suspending new visas for hundreds of thousands of foreign workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, enabling major companies like Microsoft, Goodyear Tire and Exxon Mobil to resume bringing employees from abroad. Judge Jeffrey S. White of U.S.  Read more→

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Associated Press/Washington Post:  Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to US to record low

  SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration has proposed further slashing the number of refugees the United States accepts to a new record low in the coming year. In a notice sent to Congress late Wednesday, just 34 minutes before a statutory deadline to do so, the administration said it intended to admit a maximum  Read more→

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Arizona Republic: 124 immigrant children held in 3 Phoenix hotels under Trump policy, court records show

By Daniel GonzalezA federal judge has given the Trump administration until Sept. 28 to stop the practice of holding immigrant children in hotels for prolonged periods under a secretive policy that rapidly expels undocumented immigrants who arrive at the border amid the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee denied on Monday the Trump administration’s  Read more→

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Reuters:  Trump officials rush to make it tougher for skilled foreign workers to gain visas

By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is racing to toughen the process for U.S. companies to hire skilled foreign workers before the end of the year, changes top Trump officials argue will preserve jobs for Americans amid high unemployment and be politically difficult to reverse. With just weeks  Read more→

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The Hill:   Court rules constitutional rules that apply to normal police also apply to ICE.

When police arrest people for suspected crimes, the U.S. Constitution requires them to show probable cause to a judge within 48 hours. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) does not do that. When ICE arrests people, it typically holds them for weeks before any judge evaluates whether ICE had a valid legal basis to make  Read more→

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WASHINGTON POST:   Biden is NOT promising Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.”

  By Glenn Kessler “Joe Biden tried to cut Social Security and Medicare for decades. … Now Biden’s promising your benefits to illegal immigrants.” — Trump campaign ad, airing in battleground states This is a confusing ad. The core of it is a misleading clip from Biden in the mid-1990s. But the tagline — “Now  Read more→

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THE NEW YORK TIMES:  DHS investigating whether detained  immigrant women underwent gynecological procedures without fully understanding or consenting to them.

  By Caitlin Dickerson The Department of Homeland Security is investigating allegations that immigrant women detained at a privately run detention center in Georgia underwent gynecological procedures without fully understanding or consenting to them. The allegations, some of which were submitted this week as part of a whistle-blower complaint by a nurse at the facility,  Read more→

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