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Trump Lets Down Summer Job-Seeking Teens; J Visa Rolls on

Bloomberg News recently ran a story that asked “Why Aren’t American Teenagers Working Anymore?” The story listed a host of valid reasons. Older Americans have crowded teens out of the job market, or since summer pay is too low to make a dent in college tuition, parents are encouraging their children to volunteer to beef up their college resumes. Some students elect to study rather than work.

BLS May Report: Weaker than Anticipated; March, April Revisions Down, Bombshell in Footnotes

As the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, in May, only 138,000 jobs were created, fewer than Wall Street’s estimated 185,000. According to Fox Business News, in a pre-release poll of 100,000 economists, the lowest predicted jobs total was 140,000. Coming in 2,000 jobs lower than the most pessimistic estimate proves how bad the May report is.

Just Turned 35? Too Old to Work in Tech

The H-1B visa is acknowledged as the greatest contributor to American IT job displacement. Last year, several stories about the H-1B’s deleterious effects on American engineers finally hit the headlines, more than 30 years after Congress created the visa. Abuse began immediately.

Report: No Cowboys Riding the Range on Montana Dude Ranches; H-1Bs in the Saddle

The Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank that generally favors higher immigration levels, is nevertheless an ally on the adverse effect temporary employment-based non-immigrant visas have on American workers

April Bureau of Labor Statistics Report: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

President Donald Trump’s election encouraged economists that more jobs would soon be on the way. But the April Bureau of Labor Statistics report, while better than anticipated and only the second of the Trump administration, looked disappointingly similar to the uninspiring jobs data during President Obama’s two terms.

Ag Pleads with Trump for More Cheap Labor, Claims the President Recognizes ‘the System is Broken’

Just as it does every spring, the agriculture industry descended on Washington, D.C. with its annual lament: We need more cheap labor! Unless we get it, produce prices will soar – assuming the crops don’t rot in the fields before they reach the supermarket!

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Dunkin’ Donuts: the Schwab’s Drug Store of Discovering Immigrant Talent

There may be no space remaining where the immigration debate isn’t present. I noticed a smattering of immigration-related posts the other day even on LinkedIn, known more as a place for professional networking and as the go-to site to host one’s business credentials.

Mark D. Copoulos, a Philadelphia attorney, garnered 34,544 “likes” and 1,179 comments on this post:

Maybe we Need to Bring the Issue of ‘Brain Drain’ Back to the Immigration Debate

Skilled immigrants often struggle to put degrees, credentials to use in U.S.” was a recent lament in the Chicago Tribune on how skilled immigrants from Albania, Iraq, Guatemala and elsewhere have to work as babysitters, cabdrivers, janitors, valets and factory laborers.

Dreary March BLS Report Should Motivate Trump to Get Busy on his Promise to Reduce Immigration

The March Bureau of Labor Statistics report is surely not what President Trump wished for. The economy added a measly 98,000 jobs, the lowest total since May 2016.

E-Verify Back on the Table, a Must-Pass Bill to Help American Workers and Deter Illegal Immigration

Many among President Donald Trump’s supporters wonder why he spends so little time on less challenging, less controversial immigration goals. An example is E-Verify, the free and easy online program that confirms whether an employee is legally authorized to work in the United States. With an estimated 8 million illegal aliens in the labor market sector, mandatory E-Verify would free up most of those jobs for Americans.

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