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April 26 2017

H-1B visa applications drop for first time in years

For the first time in years, the number of H-1B visa applications has decreased — a signal that President Trump’s “America First” rhetoric is deterring employers from hiring foreign workers, experts say. That rhetoric will ramp up Tuesday, when Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make...

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July 31 2012

Skills Deficit

The following appeared in the June 25, 2007 edition of The Wall Street Journal: BY HOPE M. FRYE AND MARTIN J. LAWLER So Congress doesn’t want to make the mistake of passing immigration reform that actually encourages people to enter the country illegally. But does that mean we have to live without the...

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June 30 2012

Would Grandma Make the Cut?

The following appeared in the June 7, 2007 edition of The Wall Street Journal: By MARTIN J. LAWLER Actor Michael J. Fox, the late news anchor Peter Jennings and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are all immigrants. They each came here long ago and found a path to a successful career. But could they have...

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