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Yoder

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GOP leaders have withdrawn $1.2 million in promised campaign funding for Kansas Rep.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.

H-1B

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 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.

H-1B

Trump’s Deputies Eye Plan to Block Chinese Tech Theft

President Donald Trump’s deputies are debating whether to protect U.S. research by limiting the hiring of Chinese technology graduates, according to leaked reports provided to the New York Times.

H-2B

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.

amnesty

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.

McCaul

Politico: Rep. McCaul Trying Again to Win DHS Job

Texas Rep. Mike McCaul is reportedly a candidate to take over the Department of Homeland Security, despite his long pro-business record and his long-standing support of delegating anti-terror tasks to Islamic political groups.

H-2B

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.