FAIR fight: Tax cutter duels for more immigrants

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  Economy, Immigration, National  /  No Comments

WON'T TAX SYSTEM: Grover Norquist says the more immigrants, the better, for the U.S. economy.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a battle of Washington heavyweights, tax reformer Grover Norquist will debate border enforcer Dan Stein on immigration policy this week.
From a libertarian-business perspective, Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform, supports amnesty for illegal immigrants and an increased flow of foreign nationals, arguing they will stimulate the U.S. […]

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Stupid country? ‘I-Squared’ immigration lobby hammers U.S. technology workers

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  California, Connecticut, Federal Government, Immigration, Iowa, Lobbying, National, New York, Technology, Utah, Washington  /  No Comments

RUNNING DOWN AMERICA: Sen. Orrin Hatch says the United States is a "stupid country" to deny entry to skilled tech workers from overseas

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
If it’s good for Google, is it good for America?
Under pressure to bring more foreign technology workers into the country, Congress is weighing a bipartisan bill to triple the number of skilled-work visas and expand other immigrant programs.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is all in. On Tuesday, the bill’s sponsor called the […]

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Obama squeezes U.S. workers in visa vise

By   /  March 9, 2015  /  California, Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

BRING 'EM: President Obama's order granting work visas to spouses of foreign visa holders threatens to crowd out more U.S. workers at a time when labor participation rates are at historic lows.

The Department of Homeland Security is granting work permits to certain spouses of foreign visa holders in the United States — even as the number of immigrants is increasing twice as fast as jobs are being created.

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Burlington residents buck mayor, city councilor on noncitizen voting

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Residents of Burlington parted ways with newly re-elected Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger on Tuesday, voting no on ballot items that would have allowed noncitizens to vote in elections and serve in appointed government posts.

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Rick Perry: 2016’s borderline candidate?

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Immigration, National, News, Texas, Virginia  /  No Comments

TOUGH TALKER: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says his state acts while Washington talks.

Plying a third path to what could be another presidential run, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blasting Democrats and Republicans alike over Washington’s dithering on border security.

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Rogue subcontractors undermine Virginia’s legal workforce

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Alabama, Arizona, California, Immigration, National, News, South Carolina, Virginia  /  No Comments

DAY LABOR: Illegal and unlicensed laborers compete for construction jobs at the expense of U.S. workers. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that up to 40 percent of brick masons and drywall installers are undocumented.

On paper, Virginia’s laws against rogue contractors appear ironclad. In reality, the regulations look more like Swiss cheese — and taxpayers are losing out.

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