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Report: GOP Cuts Funds for Rep. Yoder in Tough Race

GOP leaders have withdrawn $1.2 million in promised campaign funding for Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder, who is facing a tough reelection race after endorsing a series of job-outsourcing programs in an August vote, according to TheHill.com.

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DHS Tightens Curbs on H-1B Program

Officials at the Department of Homeland Security have tightened an obscure regulation in the H-1B visa-worker program, likely curbing companies’ ability to outsource more white-collar jobs to cheap foreign college-graduates.

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Congress Floods White-Collar Labor Markets

Federal data shows that legal immigrants are filling a growing share of several upper-middle class professions which have seen little salary growth since 2000.

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WashPost: Farm Wages Are Just Too High

The government should allow farm companies to import an army of minimum-wage foreign workers to pick and process the fruits preferred by upper-income consumers, according to an op-ed in the Washington Post. 

Sessions

DHS Ending Giant ‘Administrative Closure’ Amnesty

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing the closed-door “administrative closure” amnesty for 350,000 migrants which was quietly created by officials working for former President Barack Obama.

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Food Industry Sets Tuesday Vote To Import 1 Million Visa-Workers

Farm industry lobbyists and the GOP chairman of the House Judiciary Committee will try again on October 24 to pass a bill that would let companies import an army of 1 million low-wage foreign workers for a wide variety of Americans food-sector jobs.

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Two Million Foreigners To Get Work Permits in 2017

President Barack Obama spiked the annual inflow of temporary foreign workers by 43 percent from 2012 to 2016, and his policies are still raising the numbers in President Donald Trump’s first year.

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GOP Legislators Push Plan That Could Replace Americans, Import 264,000 Foreign Workers

The complex bill is a gift to donors and businesses because it allow them to reduce wages, thus justifying their demand for cheaper H-2B visa workers. It also provides a huge loophole that technically keeps the current annual cap of 66,000 H-2B workers — but excludes from the cap any H-2B workers who got a H-2B visa in the prior three years. That clever loophole would allow employers to simultaneously hire up to four years of H-2B workers, or 264,000 foreign workers in place of 264,000 Americans.