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Human-rights groups press Obama on India
www.dispatch.com

U.S. authorities arrested the deputy consul general in New York in December 2013 after she was accused of submitting false documents to obtain a work visa for an Indian housekeeper, whom she paid less than $1.42 an hour and forced to work longer than …

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H-1B Visas: Obama's Visit Brings Hope for India's Skilled Workers
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The November measures included some perks for skilled workers, including allowing the spouses of certain H1-B visa holders to work in the U.S. and a reduction in the amount of time time needed to get a green card. Still, India's software industry says …

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Texas Rep Proposes Stopping Funds to Central America Over Illegal Immigration
www.breitbart.com

Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) has re-introduced a bill to hold Central American nations accountable for illegal immigrants from their countries by cutting off foreign aid. The bill (H.R. 439, attached below) is in response to last summer's invasion of …

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Jeff Flake is now part of the immigration problem
www.azcentral.com

Arizona's junior senator was one of the Gang of Eight, the bipartisan group that tried to reform the United States' broken immigration law in the last session of Congress. They were able to get a good bill out of the Senate, but it died in the House …

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More than 500 attend immigration seminar
journaltimes.com

RACINE — Local undocumented residents were told Saturday morning they won't be left alone to navigate a new presidential order designed to help some families with illegal immigrants stay together. Based on the distribution of printed materials, more …

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Ernst: Obama trying to do Congress's job on immigration
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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is calling for Republicans to rollback President Obama's executive order allowing millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S.. Speaking at the conservative Iowa Freedom Summit, the newly elected senator complained of …

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Jeb Bush speaks up for immigrants as Republicans flock to conservative confab …
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King, whose often personal and derogatory criticism of undocumented immigrants has made him a poster child for GOP insensitivity to Latino voters, drew New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Texas …

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Minimum wage at $12.42 for farmers' guest workers
www.columbian.com

By law, an American worker doing the same work as a guest worker must be paid the same H-2A wage rate. The pay is pegged to the average hourly rates for field and livestock workers in a region. But because visa workers must be guaranteed at least the …

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Mighty Quinn: January 25
www.nydailynews.com

Besides cash, the man received a Visa gift card, lottery tickets and letters of encouragement. Brian LeFevre, delivery manager at Pizza House in Ann Arbor, says the lucky delivery man was “ecstatic.” He says “that's a pretty good day's work” for just …

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Foreign workers underpaid, living in Worrigee dosshouse, says union
www.southcoastregister.com.au

Mr Kelly said there were 13 Chinese nationals and 16 Filipino nationals working on 457 visas for overseas nationals. Mr Kelly also said they were working on metal construction projects, not building construction. “They are employed by a Chinese company …

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Jeb Bush: 'Immigrants are engines of economic vitality'
www.msnbc.com

… basic pillars a bipartisan group of senators had agreed upon before their immigration overhaul effort fell apart in Congress: Change the legal immigration system to prioritize economic growth; improve not only border security, but also legal visa …

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