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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GOP leaders have withdrawn $1.2 million in promised campaign funding for Kansas Rep.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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NY Times: Business Needs More Foreign H-1B Workers, Stat!

CEOs and investors need the government to import more foreign graduates for U.S. jobs because “a sustained reduction in immigration could dampen growth,” says a report in the New York Times.  

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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.

H-2B

DHS Prepares H-2B Reform Plan

The Department of Homeland Security is drafting recommendations for Congress to reform the H-2B cheap-labor program, according to a July 6 letter to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate’s judiciary committee. 

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DHS Nielsen Approves Extra H-2B Workers

President Donald Trump’s federal agencies will allow companies to bring in an additional 15,000 foreign “guest workers” for use in landscaping, forestry, resorts, and seafood processing, say Maryland seafood executives.

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DHS Nielsen Endorses More H-2B Visa Workers

Homeland secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told House legislators that the H-2B visa-worker program puts corporate priorities ahead of employees, and also suggested she will soon provide extra visas for companies to hire foreign workers.

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GOP Leaders Expand H-2B Visa-Worker Program

The GOP’s business-first leadership has expanded the H-2B visa-worker program, so reducing marketplace pressure on companies to offer higher wages to Americans just months before the November election.

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Legislators Push for 90,000 Cheap H-2B Imported Workers

Democratic and GOP legislators in the House and Senate are trying to import additional cheap H-2B seasonal workers, just as voters’ wages are poised to grow before November, according to industry advocates.