Obama’s Other Executive Action Set to Flood Labor Market
“When President Obama issued a series of executive orders on immigration last November, he unleashed a fierce torrent of criticism for granting millions of undocumented immigrants a de-facto amnesty. Lost in all the attention paid to that fight, however, was a lesser known executive action taken at the same time, one which the administration claimed would “modernize, improve and clarify immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs to grow our economy and create jobs.” Now, the Obama administration has issued guidance clarifying what exactly their modernized, improved visa system will look like, and it’s not pretty: It appears that the president aims to unilaterally overhaul a critical visa program to usher in a flood of cheap foreign labor, crowding thousands of American workers out of their jobs and potentially discouraging many more from reentering the workplace,” National Review reports.
Malkin: The Green Card Racket for Beltway Connected Companies
“Can we stop putting America up for sale to the most politically connected bidders yet? Where is our self-respect?” asks Michelle Malkin.
“Since 2001, I’ve warned about the systemic and bipartisan corruption of America’s EB-5 immigrant investor visa program. The latest report from the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general — which outlines the meddling and pandering of No. 2 DHS official Alejandro Mayorkas, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, Democratic bagman Terry McAuliffe, Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham, former Pennsylvania. Gov. Ed Rendell and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, to name a few — provides yet more sordid evidence that the green cards-for-sale scheme should be completely scrapped.”
New Scrutiny for Program for Young Illegal Aliens
“Among the myriad laws and regulations that govern the nation’s immigration system is a special program, created 25 years ago, that allows immigrant youths who have been abused, neglected or abandoned to apply for a green card. Tens of thousands of young people have obtained legal immigration status through the program,” the New York Times reports.
“But new federal scrutiny of the program, prompted by allegations of green card fraud in Queens, has alarmed immigrants’ advocates and legal service providers, who are concerned that an overreaction by politicians could jeopardize legitimate petitions.”
Women Start Hunger Strike at Detention Center for Families
“About 25 women held at the Karnes Family Detention Camp have started a Holy Week hunger strike, seeking the release of themselves and their children, according to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a community organization that provides free legal services to underserved immigrants and refugees,” the San Antonio Express News says.
AFL-CIO Training Program Teaches Illegal Aliens to Apply for Amnesty
“Help from the government for undocumented immigrants isn’t coming as quickly as they wanted, but union leaders and immigration activists are not giving up on President Barack Obama’s currently stalled executive action programs,” the Huffington Post writes.
“The AFL-CIO labor federation gathered about 200 people, mostly union members, in Washington on Tuesday for a three-day training on immigration advocacy. Part of that training will be focused on teaching people how to apply for Obama’s immigration executive action programs, which are currently on hold by a court order.”