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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.

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Report: H-2B Outsourcing Program Chops Americans’ Forest Jobs

The federal H-2B guest-worker program has hollowed out small towns in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and other states by sidelining the many young Americans who want to work in the forests and timber industry, says a detailed report in High Country News.

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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 Bill to Import 1 Million Low-Wage Replacements for U.S. Food Workers

House Republicans are expected to approve a gigantic “H-2C” guest-worker bill on Wednesday that allows the nation’s food industry to employ one million low-wage, foreign guest-workers — regardless of how many Americans would lose their skilled or unskilled jobs in

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GOP Senators: Illegals Are Beneficial, Amnesty Is Not Amnesty

Illegal immigrants are good for the U.S. economy, GOP Sen. James Lankford said today while he introduced a multi-stage amnesty for many young illegal immigrants, including the 690,000 illegals covered under the 2012 “DACA” amnesty.

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Report: GOP Senators Push Amnesty for 2.5 Million Illegals

GOP Senator and outsourcing-advocate Sen. Thom Tillis will introduce legislation on Monday offering citizenship to more than 2. 5 million illegal immigrants who gain jobs, university places or military slots sought by young Americans, according to the McClatchy news service.

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Paul Ryan’s GOP Quietly Boosts H-2B Visa-Worker Program

The latest 1,305-page draft House appropriations bill for 2018 uses a bureaucratic trick on page 732 to help employers cut wages for foreign H-2B seasonal workers — and indirectly, to cut wages for American workers.