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Abuse of H-1B School Teachers

The H-1B visa, that was supposed to be used to fill jobs where U.S. workers are unavailable, has created the business of importing people on H-1B visas. These companies are known as "H-1B bodyshops".The way the system normally works is that a bodyshop gets H-1B visas for workers then rents those workers to other companies. The end company pays the the bodyshop who then pays the workers on H-1B visas. This arrangement allows companies to circumvent worker protections under the law and has detached H-1B usage from economic need.

Arpaio-gate Investigation Grasping at Straws

The Obama administration investigation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration enforcement program is starting to look a little futile. A federal source revealed today that more than 40 percent of the 500-plus arrests made in Sheriff Joe's crime suppression operations were in fact "serious" criminals of the kind Janet Napolitano claims to want help from local law enforcement agencies in identifying. This is actually a higher proportion of "serious" offenders than in many other 287(g) jurisdictions. So why has Sheriff Joe been singled out?

House Intell Chair Cites New Threat from Narcos

The Mexico City newspaper El Universal trumpets the story in a double-deck headline across the top of its front page today: "U.S. Acknowledges that Narco Has Corrupted Its Border."The source of the story, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes, told the newspaper about a new threat posed by the ability of drug traffickers to corrupt Americans with their cash.

Obama Administration Weakens Immigration Enforcement

The Obama administration continues to roll back the enforcement measures that the Bush administration had stepped up following its 2007 defeat on mass amnesty. The latest softening on enforcement of the laws on the books against illegal immigration comes in strictures placed on the effective and promising 287(g) program. This program is extraordinary in force multiplication, cost-effectiveness, and real results.

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