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Democrats push to include immigration increases in defense bill

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have sponsored several immigration-related amendments to the FY23 defense authorization bill, which they see as one of the last opportunities to pass new immigration policies before the highly anticipated midterm elections. . . . Read more about Democrats push to include immigration increases in defense bill

FAIR Urges Lawmakers to Strip Immigration Provisions from China Competition Bill

The House and Senate are currently ironing out differences between two similar pieces of legislation with the goal of reinvigorating American manufacturing and STEMeducation, all while addressing the growing threat posed by China. But some members of Congress want to use this China competition bill to invite further immigration into the United States. FAIR warns that this would hinder – not help – American STEM competitiveness. . . . Read more about FAIR Urges Lawmakers to Strip Immigration Provisions from China Competition Bill

Biden Tries to Revive DACA on Appeal

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Texas and other states suing to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). . . . Read more about Biden Tries to Revive DACA on Appeal

House ‘China Bill’ Cuts Security Provisions, Promotes Equity and Immigration: GOP Lawmakers

Sweeping legislation originally intended to promote U.S. competitiveness with China was watered down and is now being promoted by House Democrats as a jobs bill meant to address societal concerns, Republican lawmakers say. . . . Read more about House ‘China Bill’ Cuts Security Provisions, Promotes Equity and Immigration: GOP Lawmakers

House Democrats Take Aim at the Nation’s Immigration Courts

House Democrats are taking aim at the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), which is the immigration court system of the United States. EOIR is an agency within the Department of Justice, making it unique in that it is not an “independent” Article III court, but instead a court system within the executive branch in Article II of the Constitution. . . . Read more about House Democrats Take Aim at the Nation’s Immigration Courts

Why Does Immigration Reform Legislation Fail?

Since President Reagan signed into law the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), five presidents have supported legislation containing an amnesty for a large portion of the illegal immigrant population. All of these pieces of legislation traded amnesty for enforcement, except the most recent, the Biden-Menendez immigration bill (U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021). . . . Read more about Why Does Immigration Reform Legislation Fail?

Joe Biden’s BBB Will Fund Cartels’ Child-Smuggling

President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion Build Back Better (BBB) bill would allow cartels to get taxpayer funds for smuggling more foreign children and youths into U.S. schools, neighborhoods, and jobs, say GOP sources.

The plan, which is soon to be debated in the Senate, offers up to $3,600 per year to the guardians of  all children — including imported children who have no Social Security number. . . . Read more about Joe Biden’s BBB Will Fund Cartels’ Child-Smuggling

RSC Chair Jim Banks Introduces "American Tech Workforce Act" to Reform H-1B, End OPT

Rep. Jim Banks, the head of the Republican Study Committee, is introducing a bill to reform the H-1B visa program to stop Big Tech’s use of the visa to undercut the wages of American tech workers. 

The “American Tech Workforce Act of 2021,” which currently has eleven cosponsors, would set a wage floor for H-1B visa holders at $110,000 or equal to that being paid to Americans presently working in that field and give priority for H-1B visas to employers who offer higher wages. . . . Read more about RSC Chair Jim Banks Introduces "American Tech Workforce Act" to Reform H-1B, End OPT

Voters Say ‘NO’ to Biden’s Payments to Illegals: Poll

Two-thirds of voters don’t believe illegal immigrants have a right to sue the government — and most voters think there should be zero payment to families separated at the border, a Rasmussen Reports poll found. . . . Read more about Voters Say ‘NO’ to Biden’s Payments to Illegals: Poll

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Hold Biden and Democrats Accountable for 'Man-Made' Border Crisis

In a statement, the senator announced the bill was being introduced “to demand President Biden, his administration, and Congressional Democrats address the unprecedented man-made crisis on the South Texas border and their political decisions that directly created it.”. . . Read more about Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Hold Biden and Democrats Accountable for 'Man-Made' Border Crisis

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