28 Dec 2021

Employers in the U.S. are struggling to fill roughly 11 million open jobs. The pandemic gets most of the blame, but there’s a related factor that gets less attention. Fewer immigrants are coming to fill those jobs — particularly in some key industries that keep the economy moving. https://www.npr.org/2021/12/22/1063104262/immigrant-workers-us-economy-key-jobs

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22 Dec 2021

The reform provision sought to include work permits for immigrants who have been in the U.S. since before 2011 and make available unused family-based or employment-based visas, as well as reduce immigration backlogs, among other efforts. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/12/16/1061030363/senate-parliamentarian-rejects-immigration-reform-in-democrats-spending-bill

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29 Nov 2021

The bill passed by the House would grant provisional work permits to about 6.5 million undocumented people, but it is unclear if the policy will comply with the Senate’s budget rules. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/paid-leave-immigration-what-s-likely-change-senate-weighs-build-n1284270

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1 Nov 2021

“Employment-based immigration advocates say a hoped-for measure to address massive green card backlogs as part of a must-pass congressional spending bill would do nothing to address wait times for foreign workers or their families.” Source: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/green-card-job-queue-gets-cold-shoulder-in-bill-aiding-families

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3 Oct 2021

Punishments increase with each subsequent OWI conviction. A Wisconsin Dells man was just sentenced to 7 years in prison for his 12th OWI. Source: https://www.lakegenevanews.net/news/local/crime-and-courts/wisconsin-dells-man-gets-7-years-in-prison-for-12th-owi/article_14a4be7f-43dd-5d78-a18d-945433c91cce.html

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