Saturday, January 25, 2020

MixedTimes - Neil Munro

Donald Trump Creates Border Wall in Guatemala

Donald Trump Creates Border Wall in Guatemala

Guatemala's new government says it will preserve an asylum deal with the United States which allows U.S. border agencies to return migrants who pass through the Latin American country on their way to the United States.

Green Card Numbers Drop from 2016 to 2018

Green Card Numbers Drop from 2016 to 2018

The number of foreigners getting green cards and legal resident status dropped by just 7.3 percent from 2016 to 2018, according to new data released by the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress: More Migration Cuts More Wages

Congress: More Migration Cuts More Wages

Immigration makes all of America richer, but it can make some Americans poorer, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says in a report issued January 9.

CBO: Immigration Has 'Negative Effect on Wages'

CBO: Immigration Has 'Negative Effect on Wages'

Immigration makes all of America richer, but it can make some Americans poorer, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says in a report issued January 9.

Bank Study: Deportations Create Economic 'Opportunity' for Central America

Bank Study: Deportations Create Economic 'Opportunity' for Central America

Three million Central Americans, or almost 10 percent of the combined populations of Hondurans, Guatemala, and El Salvador, migrated into the United States before 2018, mostly for economic reasons, says a December 2019 report by the Inter-American Development Bank.

2020 Spending Bill: Nancy Pelosi Dams the Flood of H-2B Workers

2020 Spending Bill: Nancy Pelosi Dams the Flood of H-2B Workers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked a push by Maine Democrat Rep. Chellie Pingree to double the inflow of foreign blue-collar H-2B workers up to almost 140,000, according to complaints by employers of the visa workers.

Pete Buttigieg: Compensate and Amnesty Migrants Detained at the Border

Pete Buttigieg: Compensate and Amnesty Migrants Detained at the Border

The migrant children who were detained at the border by President Donald Trump's deputies should get financial compensation from Americans, as well as quick citizenship, Mayor Pete Buttigieg told his national audience at Thursday's Democrat debate.

Mike Lee Expands India-Giveaway Bill, Creates Work Permit Program

Mike Lee Expands India-Giveaway Bill, Creates Work Permit Program

GOP Sen. Mike Lee's revised S.386 Indian-giveaway bill makes a huge change in immigration law to help more than 600,000 Indians -- but also may allow investors to flood the white-collar labor market with at least 100,000 extra foreign college-graduate workers each year.

Donald Trump Threatens Veto of Cheap Drug Bill -- but Not Farmworker Amnesty

Donald Trump Threatens Veto of Cheap Drug Bill -- but Not Farmworker Amnesty

President Donald Trump's deputies say he will veto the Democrats' pending drug bill -- but have not threatened to veto a Democrat bill to amnesty at least 1 million illegals and encourage foreign H-2A visa workers to take agriculture jobs from American agriculture workers.

DHS Quadrupled Workplace Investigations in 2019

DHS Quadrupled Workplace Investigations in 2019

Immigration officials have quadrupled their workplace investigations into illegal hiring, so pressuring companies to offer more pay and more training to millions of young American workers in President Donald Trump's "Hire American" economy.

Top Universities Ally with Investors to Harm American Graduates

Top Universities Ally with Investors to Harm American Graduates

The presidents of more than 400 state and private universities have formed a quiet partnership with a top-level group of wealthy investors to help foreign graduates, even though the same alumni will take prestigious jobs from the American graduates of those institutions.

Watch: Amnesty Bill Blocks Labor-Saving Farm Machines

Watch: Amnesty Bill Blocks Labor-Saving Farm Machines

The pending farmworker amnesty drafted by Democrats and business groups is likely to block the development and use of labor-saving machinery throughout the labor-intensive farm sector.

NBC: Massive Chinese Fraud Suspected in OPT Visa-Worker Program

NBC: Massive Chinese Fraud Suspected in OPT Visa-Worker Program

Numerous U.S.-based companies that got Optional Practical Training work permits for Chinese graduates have quietly closed their doors following an ICE crackdown and media investigations, according to a report by NBC Bay Area.

ICE Sting Triggers Outrage from Progressives

ICE Sting Triggers Outrage from Progressives

A skewed news report triggered many progressive politicians, activists, and journalists to declare outrage towards the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) deportation of more than 200 Indian students -- even though the ICE operation was launched under former President Barack Obama to block commonplace fraud against U.S.

CBP: Migrant Wave Drops to 42,000 in October

CBP: Migrant Wave Drops to 42,000 in October

U.S. border agencies apprehended 42,000 migrants at the southern border in October, down 14 percent from September, the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told reporters at the White House.