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Administration Officials Urge Congress to Repurpose Unused Small Business Funds

Trump administration officials are urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would repurpose unused funding from the Paycheck Protection Program, which was established to boost struggling businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, as negotiations on another stimulus package continue.



Steven Mnuchin wearing a suit and tie: Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, Steven T. Mnuchin, during a hearing in Washington, D.C., September 24, 2020


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Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, Steven T. Mnuchin, during a hearing in Washington, D.C., September 24, 2020

“Now is the time for us to come together and immediately vote on a bill to allow us to spend the unused Paycheck Protection Program funds while we continue to work toward a comprehensive package,” read a Sunday letter to members of Congress from White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “The all-or-nothing approach is an unacceptable response to the American people.”

On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the administration’s latest offer of $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief bill, which included $300 billion

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Forbes School of Business & Technology Welcomes Dr. V. Brooks Dunbar to Master of Business Administration Advisory Committee

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Forbes School of Business & Technology (FSBT) at Ashford University is pleased to announce that Dr. V. Brooks Dunbar, CEO and founder of the Center for Confidence, has joined the Master of Business Administration (MBA) advisory committee.

Dr. Dunbar is an author, speaker, conversationalist, confidence coach, and executive leadership coach. As well as being the founder, Dr. Dunbar is the lead coach at the Center for Confidence, LLC, which provides executive and leadership coaching and other niche coaching services to individuals and organizations. The Center is also a recertification provider for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Among her professional accomplishments, Dr. Dunbar created the Center for Confidence’s Discover Your Confidence Zones, a personal audit system designed to help individuals unleash

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Trump administration tightens H-1B visa restrictions for foreign workers

The Trump administration changed its rules for highly skilled foreign workers who want to live and work in the United States as part of the so-called H-1B visa program, the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security announced Tuesday. 



Glenn Grothman, Sean Duffy, Donald Trump posing for the camera: President Donald Trump signs an executive order to try to bring jobs back to American workers and revamp the H-1B visa guest worker program during a visit to the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-On on April 18, 2017 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


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President Donald Trump signs an executive order to try to bring jobs back to American workers and revamp the H-1B visa guest worker program during a visit to the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-On on April 18, 2017 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The changes, which the Trump administration has characterized as part of its goal to protect American workers, mean employers will need to commit to higher salaries for those they want to hire and visa applicants will have to have a “specialty occupation” that more narrowly fits their formal qualifications. Visa lengths could also shorten.

“We have entered an era in which economic security is an

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Trump Administration Announces Overhaul of H-1B Visa Program

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration announced an overhaul of the H-1B visa program for high-skilled foreign workers that will require employers to pay H-1B workers significantly higher wages, narrow the types of degrees that could qualify an applicant and shorten the length of visas for certain contract workers.

The changes, introduced by the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security on Tuesday, will likely make it tougher to qualify for one of the coveted visas.

Ken Cuccinelli, the No. 2 official at DHS, said on a news conference call Tuesday that he expects about one-third of H-1B visa applications would be rejected under the new set of rules.

Mr. Cuccinelli and Patrick Pizzella, the deputy secretary of labor, said the changes were necessary to protect American workers, whom the administration believes are being undercut by foreign workers on H-1B visas who are paid lower wages to perform similar jobs.

“America’s immigration laws should

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The Trump administration has made further restrictions to its H-1B visa programme that it says will ensure American employees are not ‘replaced’ by overseas workers



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President Donald Trump (R) speaks on immigration issues while meeting with members of the U.S. Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House June 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. Also pictured is Sen. James Inhofe Win McNamee/Getty Images

  • The Trump administration claimed US employees were being “replaced” by overseas workers, as it unveiled tougher H-1B visa restrictions
  • American firms will have to pay higher salaries for workers enrolled in the H-1B programme. The new rules also narrow the list of qualifications that make you eligible for the visa.
  • US firms will have to offer jobs to US citizens before hiring foreign workers, the Department of Homeland Security said.
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The US government has announced new restrictions on H-1B visas that it claims will stop the “replacement” of US employees by skilled overseas workers.

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Trump administration tightens H-1B visa program

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The Trump administration announces new restrictions on foreign workers.


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The Trump administration is placing new restrictions on H-1B visas for highly skilled foreign workers. The rules, announced Tuesday by the Labor Department and Homeland Security Department, are designed to close loopholes that let US employers replace American workers with what the administration calls “cheap foreign labor.”

The tech industry relies heavily on H-1B visas. About three-quarters of 85,000 allotted H-1B visas each year go to people who work in tech.

A new Labor Department rule will force employers to offer salaries to foreign workers that “better reflect wages paid to similarly employed workers in the United States,” while the Homeland Security Department rule will require foreign workers to have a degree in

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Trump administration announces new restrictions on employment-based visa program

The Trump administration is tightening up an employment-based visa program that allows highly skilled foreign workers to come to the United States, arguing the changes are necessary following shocks to the labor market caused by the coronavirus pandemic.



a sign in front of a building: A flag flies outside the U.S. Department building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.


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A flag flies outside the U.S. Department building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

The Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that they will release regulations targeting H-1B visas intended for highly skilled workers — an employment-based visa used in part by large tech companies to bring in workers. It’s the second time this year that such visas have taken a hit. Over the summer, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation placing limits on H-1B visas, among others, through the end of the year.

The latest actions by the administration are part of a concerted effort to roll back the

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Trump administration issues major rule change

The administration of President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to impose major new limits on use of the controversial H-1B visa, intended for jobs requiring specialized skills and widely used by Silicon Valley technology firms.

The new rules are expected to reduce the pool of skilled labor and raise costs for tech companies and other employers. Critics say that could force companies to move some operations outside the U.S.

The push to limit foreign workers comes one month before the election and as the nation still reels from the coronavirus pandemic. Employment levels are 10.7 million jobs down from February, before the virus hit and many businesses were closed.

Department of Homeland Security acting deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli said a third of applicants would be denied under the new rules.

The changes are expected to have a significant effect on the tech industry in the Bay Area, where federal government

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Trump Administration To Force Employers To Pay H-1B Visa Workers Similar Wages To Americans

The Trump administration has announced plans to significantly overhaul the U.S. H-1B visa program with a rule change that will force employers to pay H-1B visa workers similar wages to those earned by Americans.

Under the H-1B visa program, thousands of foreign skilled workers are able to live and work in the U.S. each year, with the visa frequently being used in the tech industry.

Addressing reporters in a press conference call on Tuesday, senior officials with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor said new wage rules were aimed at ending abuse of the H-1B visa program and would force employers to put Americans first.

Americans, they said, are

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