Tag: Migrant

Abolish ICE

House GOP Pins 167 Democrats With ‘Abolish ICE’ Vote

GOP legislators wrapped the unpopular “Abolish ICE!” campaign around House Democrats on Wednesday, by forcing a floor vote where 167 Democrats abstained or voted against a resolution praising the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. 

Obama

Obama: Abolish the Nation-State!

Former President Barack Obama told an African audience that voters’ preferences for their own nation are no excuse for keeping nation-states and that all governments should welcome migrants who are “striving for a better life.”

catch

Judges Revive Catch-and-Release For Migrants With Children

Administration officials are releasing thousands of migrants with young children into the United States, as required by judges, marking the partial return of catch-and-release policies for migrants with children.

asylum

AG Sessions Reforms Asylum Rules to Exclude Gang-Violence, Abuse Claims

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed border officers to reject migrants’ asylum requests at the initial “credible fear” stage whenever migrants claim to fear non-political gang crime or spousal abuse, according to a CNN report. The asylum reform comes as tens of thousands

wages

Atlantic Magazine: Low Unemployment Raises Wages in Iowa

The tight labor-market in Iowa is delivering higher wages, better working conditions and more training programs to employees in Iowa, where unemployment has dropped to roughly 4 percent, according to a report in Atlantic magazine.

salaries

College-Grad Salaries Cut by Hidden Army of 1.5 Million Visa-Workers

Salaries for American college-graduates are barely keeping pace with inflation, but the editor of an influential progressive website says the government should print an unlimited number of visas for foreign college-graduates so they can compete for white-collar jobs in the United States.

Interns

WSJ: Wages for Interns Rise in Hot Economy

President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” economy is pressuring companies to raise wages for interns, create job-training programs, and open up opportunities for middle-ranking students, says a report by the Wall Street Journal. 

Sessions

Report: AG Sessions Is Rewriting Asylum Regulations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is drafting a regulation that will narrow the asylum rules and likely deter many migrants from seeking asylum in the United States, according to Vox.com. 

Amnesty

Trump Tweet Deflates Ryan’s Amnesty Push

President Donald Trump deflated House Speaker Paul Ryan’s pending amnesty bill Thursday night with a Tweet saying that Democrats will block any amnesty deal.

Amnesty

Ryan Pulls Amnesty, Promises Changes and Vote Next Week

House Speaker Paul Ryan cancelled the planned Friday vote on his amnesty bill, and will add some business-first and populist concessions to help win votes prior to a debate and vote next week, leaders announced just before 7:00 pm.