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George W. Bush Center Opposes Donald Trump’s Migration Reforms

Americans need more migrants to recover from the coronavirus crash, according to former President George W. Bush’s presidential center. The nation’s economic recovery will be slowed by the temporary suspension on importing foreign workers that President Donald Trump extended and expanded on June 22, said a June 23 tweet from the center: Suspending Immigration Will…
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Wall Street Journal: Trump Will Shrink OPT Foreign Worker Program

President Donald Trump is expected to shrink a huge work permit program that quietly allows companies to hire foreign employees for the jobs needed by U.S. graduates in the coronavirus crash, according to the Wall Street Journal. “The coming temporary restrictions, the officials say, are designed to help American graduates looking for entry-level work during…
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Universities to White House: Save the OPT Student-to-Worker Program

A group of university associations is asking a former Microsoft executive in the White House to help preserve a very lucrative student-to-worker program that was created at the request of Microsoft. “We understand that the administration is reviewing the OPT [Optional Practical Training] program as it examines additional actions following the April 22 executive order,…
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Fortune 500 CEOs Use H-1B Visa Workers to Grow a Bonded-Labor Workforce

Hundreds of thousands of Indian contract workers are tied to their U.S. employers for many years because U.S. companies have offered them green cards as payment for compliant labor, according to a new report by the Cato Institute. “U.S. employers file far more petitions for Indians than the [green card] limits allow,” says the Cato…
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Pro-Migration Group Tells Trump: H-1B Visa Workers Don’t Hurt Jobs, Wages

President Donald Trump may not help Americans if he blocks foreign H-1B visa workers from getting the white-collar jobs sought by unemployed Americans, says a May 18 report by a business-boosted pro-migration group, the National Foundation for American Policy. “There is little reason to think doing so will help American workers,” says the report, authored by Madeline…
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DOJ: Pakistani Doctor on H-1B Visa Wanted to Attack U.S. for ISIS

A Pakistani doctor, admitted to the United States through the H-1B visa program, wanted to attack Americans for the Islamic State (ISIS), federal agents say in a criminal complaint. Muhammad Masood, a 28-year-old Pakistani national, first arrived in the U.S. in February 2018 after he was able to secure an H-1B visa — the visa…
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Democrats’ Coronavirus Bill Imports More Foreign Doctors, Nurses

The House Democrats’ next coronavirus bill will help centralize the nation’s healthcare system by giving hospital chains more power to import many more doctors from overseas, say critics. The wider pipeline of migrants would help healthcare companies expand their marketplace reach, but it would also sideline many U.S. healthcare professionals and many Americans who want…
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Bloomberg News: Import More Migrants Because Americans Can’t Get It Done

The United States will need even more immigrants once the economy has recovered from the coronavirus crash, according to the editorial board of Mike Bloomberg’s news site. “The U.S. will need to bring in more foreign talent, not less, to fill labor shortages in critical fields, notably health care, and to promote innovation,” the editorial board…
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Bloomberg OpEd: Immigration Advocates Have Lost the National Debate, for Now

Advocates for greater immigration have to quit their plans to further expand immigration and focus on defending their gains from the last 30 years, says Noah Smith, a globalist advocate at Bloomberg News. “We pro-immigration people lost, thanks to external events, the rabid insane commitment of the anti-immigration forces, and the natural ending of the…
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Poll Shows 2:1 Support of Trump’s Jobs-for-Americans Immigration Shift

Fifty-seven percent of 1,000 likely voters approve of President Donald Trump’s temporary halt to some forms of immigration, says a Rasmussen poll conducted April 22-23. Fifty-seven percent of men and 56 percent of women supported Trump’s unprecedented action to change immigration rules in favor of American job-seekers during the coronavirus epidemic. The policy question —…

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