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H-4 Work Permit Lawsuit Moves Forward

The D.C. Circuit Court removed Save Jobs USA v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security from abeyance today. As part of its grand plan to oppress American workers, the Obama administration issued a number of regulations permitting alien employment through regulation with no authority from Congress. One of these regulations permitted the spouses of H-1B guestworkers (here on H-4 visas) to work as well. That regulation is the subject of this lawsuit.

Global Compact for Refugees Adopted Today

Even without U.S. assent, it will likely shape global regulation

The Global Compact on Refugees was officially adopted today by the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The related but separate migration compact is expected to undergo the same process on Wednesday. This would conclude a two-year UN process, beginning with the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in 2016, to regulate migrant and refugee flows on a global level.

EB-5 News

Today's collection of items on the immigrant investor (EB-5) program contains news from London, Washington, Houston, and Los Angeles — including yet another addition to the long list of multi-million-dollar mis-directions of EB-5 funds on this side of the pond, and an indication that the Brits place a price on a two-years-to-permanent-residence-alien-investment visa that is 25 times larger than ours.

Global Compact for Migration Adopted This Week as Expected

The Compact for Refugees is next

Despite growing skepticism about the "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration", the UN agreement was adopted this week at a conference in Morocco (despite the fact that 33 states did not participate). On Monday, the UN General Assembly will vote on a related but separate agreement, the "Global Compact for Refugees". Will those countries that chose not to commit to the migration compact do the same with the refugee one?
Topics: Refugees
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