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Sweden is cracking down on undocumented immigrants now

“A 22-year veteran who has caught thousands of illegal immigrants, Wiberg led the raid at the construction site in May” writes Johan Ahlander for businessinsider.com. In 2016, police made about 1,100 unannounced workplace checks, almost three times more than in 2015, and caught 232 illegal immigrants.Up to 50,000 undocumented immigrants already work in hotels, transport, construction and restaurants, the agency said last year.Expanded police powers include workplace checks without concrete suspicion of a crime, to be allowed from next year, with sharply higher fines for employing illegal immigrants. Source: businessinsider.com Share…

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Another Obama legacy Trump wants to undo: Cracking down on for-profit colleges

“The gainful employment rule was challenged several times in court over the past several years before finally becoming law” writes Jillian Berman for marketwatch.com. The Department of Education announced Friday that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will “press pause” on the gainful employment regulations developed by the Obama administration. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Republican-led House passes bills to crack down on illegal immigration

“Warning of threats to public safety and national security, the Republican-led House has approved two bills to crack down on illegal immigration, a key priority for President Donald Trump” writes Matthew Daly for independent.co.uk. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who pleaded not guilty to the crime, had been released by sheriff’s officials months earlier despite a request by immigration officials to keep him behind bars.The Justice Department’s inspector general has identified California and major cities such as Chicago, New York and Philadelphia as locales with barriers to information-sharing among local police and…

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Facebook says it’s cracking down on links that send users to sketchy, ad-filled websites

“Facebook’s News Feed algorithm has a new target: Links that send people to crummy websites full of ads” writes David Paul Morris for cnbc.com. Facebook regularly tweaks its News Feed algorithm, the software that determines what things you see in your feed, and said in a blog post Wednesday that its latest update will crack down on lousy links. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Trump to sign orders cracking down on trade

“The second order will empower the Department of Homeland Security to help deal with trade and customs violations” reports nypost.com. While other countries talk about free trade, they actually are far more protectionist than we are,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters.President Trump will sign two executive orders Friday, one to study the country’s trade deficit, and another to tackle foreign manufacturers who unload cheap products in the US. The trade deficit order, written by the Commerce Department US Trade Representative, will be presented back to the president in three…

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Germany’s ‘powerhouse’ economy is cracking and investors need to be wary, economist warns

“The crack in Germany’s economy has become most evident in consumer spending” writes Getty Images for cnbc.com. Hard data shows that Germany’s economy has been facing problems for at least the past six months, despite an uptick in growth at the end of last year.Germany is often described as the “powerhouse” of Europe, but the health of the world’s fourth largest economy is not as rosy as most people think, according to one economist.They have crashed in the last six monthly reports,” Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics,…

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