Through the "Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative" the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division is cracking down on employers abusing temporary visa programs to deny US workers job opportunities.

Read more: cis.org/Report/Protecting-US-W … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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Even accepting the @amprog number of 29k, it translates to just 0.2% of the nation’s 14.8 million health-care workers, based on 2018 Census Bureau data and using CAP’s definitions. nationalreview.com/corner/coro … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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🔁 Center for Immigration Studies Retweeted:
Jessica Vaughan @JessicaV_CIS

Reminder: Overbroad and Lenient (even criminals can qualify) Liberian Amnesty with near-immediate citizenship Stuffed into defense spending bill. USCIS issued application guidance today.
cis.org/Arthur/Liberian-Amnest … via @CIS_org twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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The GAO report shows that employers who get all the visas they want have better profit margins than some of those who got some, but not all, they had applied for. cis.org/North/Federal-Agencies … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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Despite travel restrictions at the Southwest border, CBP continues to be active there, stopping human smugglers, disrupting a stash house, and seizing massive quantities of illegal drugs. cis.org/Arthur/CBP-Remains-Bus … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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The GAO report shows that employers who get all the visas they want have better profit margins than some of those who got some, but not all, they had applied for. cis.org/North/Federal-Agencies … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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🔁 Center for Immigration Studies Retweeted:
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Costa Rica closes its borders to over 3,000 Nicaraguan migrants. CR officials plan on reinforcing vulnerable regions to stop illegal migration. The border closure was implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19. laprensa.com.ni/2020/04/06/nac … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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A 37-year-old Mexican national in ICE custody at the York County Prison in York, PA, tested positive.

He was immediately placed into isolation at the facility to prevent spread of the illness. cis.org/Arthur/Detention-Healt … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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These are not small visa programs, and their use has grown over time. The number of visa issuances to H-2 guestworkers has more than doubled in the last decade, from 103,324 in 2010 to 280,183 in 2018. twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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Along with the absurdity of bringing in foreign guestworkers while millions of Americans out of work, the State Dept will not be interviewing most applicants for seasonal guestworker visas under a new policy. cis.org/Vaughan/Trump-Waves-Se … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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🔁 Center for Immigration Studies Retweeted:
Mark Krikorian @MarkSKrikorian

Following up on this piece, we were led to believe refugee resettlement had stopped after March 19:
cis.org/Rush/Refugees-Are-Bein … But I just looked and 17 more refugees have been resettled since the "shutdown" twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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The most obvious measure of aliens' interest in this program is the number of I-526 applications filed with USCIS indicating that an alien investor has made the needed investment.

Another, more indirect, measure of interest is the number of appeals from negative I-526 decisions. twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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Concerns have spread across media sources that Mexico has failed to take sufficient and timely steps to stem the spread of the virus, and could face a health disaster that would swamp the country's medical resources. cis.org/Arthur/Border-Town-Lar … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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🔁 Center for Immigration Studies Retweeted:
Jessica Vaughan @JessicaV_CIS

Relevant fact every reporter should include in their @ICEgov stories (but never does): Most ICE detainees are aliens arrested at the border by CBP, and less likely to be criminals. The reason it's a 5-yr low is b/c the border arrests were at historic highs relative to interior. twitter.com/ballesteros_312/st … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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The number of migrants seeking illegal entry has dropped precipitously, to fewer than 600 per day, down from an average of more than 4,285 per day in May 2019. cis.org/Arthur/96Minute-Turnar … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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Makeup of migrants seeking illegal entry has changed significantly in less than a year. In FY2019, 71% of all migrants who were apprehended by BP along border were from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Today, 60% are from Mexico. cis.org/Arthur/96Minute-Turnar … twitter.com/CIS_org/status/124

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