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Pressing Sanctuaries to Change Their Ways

Tom Homan, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has promised to get tough on sanctuary jurisdictions that harbor illegal alien criminals and refuse to cooperate with ICE agents by either holding the criminal aliens on ICE detainers after arrest or by notifying the agents of the criminal aliens' release dates from jail, so that they can be taken into custody for removal proceedings.

Illegal Aliens Practicing Law

Sapna Rampersaud has written an article for National Review Online's The Corner titled "Illegal Immigrants Can Now Defend the Laws They Break", detailing how the states of New York and California have moved to permit illegal aliens to practice law. This is the kind of thing one might expect to see as a headline on the satirical website The Onion, but, sadly, it's true.

Curious Findings in 2016 H-2B Data

The H-2B worker program was designed to fill gaps in the labor force. In theory, as companies with a need for seasonal work grew, there would not be enough American citizens to fill the gaps. Businesses apply for "certified positions", or job vacancies approved by the Department of Labor that an immigrant holding an H-2B visa can fill. These businesses must show that "there are not enough U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work" and that "employing H-2B workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers."
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