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Trump May Appoint Immigration Czar

President Donald Trump may appoint an “immigration czar” to coordinate the government’s fractured authority over border security, asylum law, the labor supply, and visas, according to a report by the Associated Press. 

Kris Kobach, Ken Cuccinelli

Trump Administration Launches Apprenticeship Website

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said on Monday that the Trump administration has launched a new website to encourage young Americans to consider trade apprenticeships as a viable alternative to a costly and often debt-inducing college education.

The Associated Press

May Jobs Numbers: Black Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low

Labor Department figures published Friday show the U.S. economy expanded by 223,000 jobs in May, with the black unemployment rate — among the brightest spots in the strong jobs report — at 5.9 percent, down from 6.6 percent record low the previous month.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: A construction laborer works on the site of a new residential building in the Hudson Yards development, August 16, 2016 in New York City. Home construction in the U.S. accelerated in July to the fastest pace in five months. While housing starts were up …

U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs In May

The U.S. added 223,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, according to Labor Department figures published on Friday. Economists forecasted 190,000 additional nonfarm payrolls, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.9 percent. Manufacturing performed strongly,

A worker packs a bulletproof whiteboard at the Hardwire factory in Pocomoke City, Maryland, on March 1, 2018. Hardwire makes bulletproof whiteboards for classrooms and bulletproof inserts for backpacks. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian Lawmakers Demand Trump Reverse H-1B Crackdown

Ahead of a meeting between with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, lawmakers are demanding President Donald Trump drop his executive order calling for a legal review of the H-1B visa.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a joint press conference with Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal following a meeting in New Delhi

‘Workforce Development Week’ Kicks Off at the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday kicks off the Trump administration’s “workforce development week” during which senior officials will hold roundtables with government, private industry and American workers while President Donald Trump will announce immediate plans for substantial administrative actions.

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Big Biz Pushes DHS to Expand H-2B Visa Program

A big business lobby is pushing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to expand the H-2B visa, which already offers 66,000 blue-collar American jobs to cheaper, foreign laborers every year.

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Expert: Mandatory E-Verify ‘Is Coming’

Nationwide mandatory E-Verify, which would weed out the vast majority of American businesses hiring illegal aliens, may be coming sooner than expected.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano speaks during a news conference to announce the launch of E-Verify Self Check service March 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Trump Official: Paul Ryan’s ‘Schedule Did Not Mesh’ with President’s Trip to Paul’s Wisconsin District

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will give a major speech on “Buy American, Hire American” as he signs a new Executive Order at Snap-On Tools in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s district — but Ryan is away on a congressional delegation in Europe… an Administration official telling Breitbart News that their schedules simply “did not mesh on this.”

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Google Accused of Paying Women Less than Men

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) asked a San Francisco federal judge on April 7 to compel Google to provide detailed data regarding systemic gender pay discrimination.

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Trump’s Labor Department Pick Faces Long Odds

President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor faces his nomination hearing on Thursday, and at least two of the 12 GOP Senators on the committee are still withholding their support.

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