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Guam: Wages Increase with Fewer H-2B Workers

Between December 2016 and December 2017, wages rose on the island of Guam by 4.5 percent for public sector workers and 2.53 percent for private sector workers, according to the Guam Department of Labor and local reporting.

In the same time period, the number of H-2B workers on the island fell from 437 to just 35. This reflects the federal government practice of denying nearly all H-2B applications to the island after 2015.

An Anti-Sanctuary Bill that Doesn't Quite Get to the Goal Line

Several days ago, when speaking of the death of an NFL player and his Uber driver, both of whom were apparently killed in Indianapolis by a multiply deported illegal alien driving drunk with no license, I mentioned that Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) has introduced a bill to do something about sanctuary jurisdictions and police agencies that refuse to honor immigration detainers — both of which were relevant to the deaths.

The Chilling Effect of California's 'Immigrant Worker Protection Act' (But an Opportunity for ICE)

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 450, the "Immigrant Worker Protection Act". Despite claims to the contrary, it is a largely toothless bill, passed to chill employers' compliance with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In the long run, however, it could actually assist ICE's efforts to ensure a legal workforce.
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