How Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order May Affect Tech Worker Visas

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that directs federal agencies to review employment immigration laws to promote “Hire American” policies. The order makes no immediate changes to work visa programs but tells the Departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to study existing laws and procedures and recommend changes. In the case of one program, H-1B temporary […]

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France’s Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down

Far-right presidential frontrunner Marine Le Pen said Wednesday that French people felt “dispossessed” in their own country as she stressed the threats of immigration and terrorism in the final days of campaigning. The 48-year-old former lawyer has spent years trying to broaden support for her National Front party, but she has signalled a return to the core concerns of many […]

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Instagram now works offline on Android

At Facebook’s F8 conference, Instagram announced that it’s added offline support for its Android app, so you can browse and create posts even without a connection. Here’s how it works: any posts your phone has already downloaded while connected to Wi-Fi or your mobile data plan will be available to view, comment on, like and save. You’ll also be able […]

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Justice Department does not have any U.S. attorneys in place

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making aggressive law enforcement a top priority, directing his federal prosecutors across the country to crack down on illegal immigrants and “use every tool” they have to go after violent criminals and drug traffickers. But the attorney general does not have a single U.S. attorney in place to lead his tough-on-crime efforts across the country. […]

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Kelly says critical lawmakers should change laws or shut up

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday bluntly challenged members of Congress critical of the Trump administration’s aggressive approach to immigration enforcement to either change the laws or “shut up.” In a wide-ranging speech, Kelly also promised a border crackdown on marijuana, which is illegal under federal law but legal under state law in eight states and the District of […]

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Trump finds himself on the defensive on a pair of government transparency issues

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday defended President Trump’s decision to keep visitor logs to the White House complex under wraps, saying his predecessor’s policy amounted to “faux” government transparency. The Trump administration drew criticism from an array of watchdog groups when it announced Friday that it would end the Obama administration’s policy of making most visitor logs […]

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Trump officials turn to courts to block Obama-era legacy

In his drive to dismantle President Barack Obama’s regulatory legacy, President Trump has signed executive orders with great fanfare and breathed life into a once-obscure law to nullify numerous Obama-era regulations. But his administration is also quietly using a third tactic: Going to court to stop federal judges from ruling on a broad array of regulations that are being challenged […]

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