1600 Daily: Everything White House 08/08/2018
Ivanka Trump is visiting Illinois today, joining a discussion with residents and local lawmakers on the importance of President Donald J. Trump’s workforce initiative. Ms. Trump laid out her goal for the program in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed: to “fill American jobs with American workers.”
“The assembly line, energy plant and retail store have changed dramatically in the past 25 years—and the jobs have, too,” she writes. “Such rapid change is one reason 6.6 million U.S. jobs are currently unfilled.”
The White House is leading the charge. Rather than implementing burdensome regulations that only end up costing us jobs, President Trump is creating the right conditions for an economic boom. In addition to lowering taxes on American businesses, his Pledge to America’s Workers—signed by more and more great organizations each day—is delivering millions of opportunities for career growth.
President Trump is helping working families with their expenses at home, too. Last week, the Administration announced a new rule that grants customers greater access to affordable health insurance policies. “They are an excellent option for people who are relatively healthy but can’t afford to pay for an outrageously priced Obamacare plan,” Justin Haskins of the Heartland Institute writes.
More than 700,000 overstayed U.S. visas
Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security released its “Entry/Exit Overstay Report” for the 2017 fiscal year. The report provides information on departures and overstays for foreign visitors to the United States who entered as nonimmigrants.
There were 52,656,022 such nonimmigrant admissions to America last fiscal year, according to DHS. Of this number, DHS calculated a total overstay rate of 1.33 percent—or 701,900 overstay events.
The Administration is enforcing overstay violations through a range of actions, including improving entry-and-exit data, notifying visitors of an impending expiration, cancelling authorizations and visas for violators, and apprehending overstays present in the United States.
This new information comes as a growing number of Democrats call to abolish U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement entirely. “To the great and brave men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit. You are doing a fantastic job,” President Trump said recently.
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Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
Ivanka Trump at a Pledge to America’s Workers event at the White House. | July 19, 2018