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For much of the summer, the House of Representatives obsessed over the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (HR 1044), a bad bill that would eliminate the traditional 7 percent country caps imposed on employment-based visas, largely H-1Bs.
Every time an immigration conflict appears on the horizon, expansionists press for one of two solutions: amnesty or broader guest worker programs.
Shortly after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August report - which showed that the economy had created a middling 130,000 new jobs - the White House issued an effusive statement.
A recent Economic Policy Institute Study titled “CEO Compensation Has Grown 940 percent since 1978” is a Labor Day lament for American workers whose wages during the same period have only increased a meager 12 percent.
No sooner had the Trump administration announced its intention to impose a new rule that will deny public benefits like food stamps and Medicaid to some legal immigrants, then 13 lawsuit trigger-happy states filed action against the Department of Homeland Security.
Shortly before Congress adjourned for its summer break, what it aggrandizingly likes to refer to as “constituent work days,” the House of Representatives passed a horrible immigration bill.
Democratic presidential candidates have unanimously embraced the $15 federal minimum wage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw her support behind the wage hike that would more than double the current $7.25 rate.
Citing irreconcilable differences, I have filed for divorce from Major League Baseball.
During a recent meeting with the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and about 20 other representatives from agencies involved in immigration, the Trump administration floated the idea of zero refugees in 2020.
The H-1B visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations typically is associated with tech industry use. But the visa can have more far-reaching applications, as recent Capitol Hill actions showed.
Summers come and go. And some are more memorable than others - better weather, extraordinary family road trips or exciting new adventures. But for decades, all summers have one sorry common denominator - the continuation of the State Department’s Summer Work Travel (SWT) program.
A Harvard University Center for American Political Studies/Harris Poll showed that immigration is now voters’ top concern, surpassing health care as the nation’s No. 1 issue. By a 42-38 margin, registered voters selected immigration as the major issue.
Last week, 20 Democrats vying for the presidential nomination went on national television. On back-to- back nights, candidates put forward their positions on various hot-button topics. Regarding immigration, the most explosive subject and a top concern for Americans, all 20 had the same platform: the world is welcome to come to America, and don’t worry, once inside the United States, affirmative benefits will be provided compliments of American taxpayers, no matter how unwilling they may be to underwrite them.
Time was, baseball bugs circled Independence Day as a milestone on their calendars.
Pinch me! I must be dreaming. After years of displacing U.S. tech workers, the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program has finally appeared on Congress’ radar.
Last fall, I took an extended road trip through the Great American Southwest.
The latest pro-immigration talking point is that since the U.S. has an abundance of wide-open spaces, record legal immigration levels should continue, and perhaps even increase.
During World War II, of the 500-plus MLB players who served, only two young Americans were killed.
Just days before Congress adjourned for its spring recess, Capitol Hill rumors circulated that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Francis Cissna was in the departure lounge, soon to be removed.