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A Court Reprieve For US President Donald Trump’s H-1B Visa Ban, Challenged By 169 Indians

The US President’s visa order freezes through the end of the year new H-1B and H-4 visas. (File)

The Donald Trump administration’s move in US to curtail H-1B visas widely used by foreign technology workers survived an initial court challenge.

US President Donald Trump’s June 22 proclamation declaring foreign workers a risk to the US labor market amid the coronavirus pandemic triggered pushback from workers and business groups. An array of the nation’s biggest tech companies have warned that the policy will do “irreparable harm on businesses and the nation’s economy.”

But in a ruling Wednesday, US District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington declined to bar the administration from imposing the visa restrictions while the legal challenge to them plays out.

The case was brought by a group of 169 Indian nationals who recently went back to India after living in the US on work visas and are now attempting

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If your small business died, blame President Donald Trump

Corrections & Clarifications: This column has been updated to clarify that PPP loans are forgivable and clarifies the author’s views on the program’s usefulness to small businesses. This version also clarifies how IRS guidance may increase a company’s tax burden if it uses PPP funds for legitimate business expenses. Additionally, a previous version of this column misidentified the governing agency that made changes to Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

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If your small business died in the last six months, blame Trump. If your small business is suffering, blame Trump. It wasn’t COVID-19.

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President Donald Trump could have rescued American small businesses, but he didn’t. And this week, he could help save hundreds of thousands more if he took action, but he won’t.

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President Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats failed small business

Steve Strauss, Special to USA TODAY
Published 11:17 a.m. ET Sept. 16, 2020

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Small business owners in college towns across the U.S. are hoping for the best when students return — and bracing for the worst (Aug. 28)

AP Domestic

Opinion: Small businesses are in trouble and the president, House Democrats and Senate Republicans are all to blame.

If you or I ran our businesses the way the Democrats and Republicans run this country, we would be out of business.

And deservedly so.

In normal times, it is easy, sport almost, to complain about Washington. But these are not normal times, this is not normal dysfunction, and the end result is anything but normal. Consider:

  • GDP, the value of goods and services produced in the U.S., fell by 33% last quarter.
  • As of last week, 13.2 million Americans had continuing unemployment claims (representing those still receiving unemployment checks.) 
  • 76%
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If your small business died, blame President Donald Trump. Here’s why.

If your small business died in the last six months, blame Trump. If your small business is suffering, blame Trump. It wasn’t COVID-19.

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I’ve been closely monitoring what has – and has not – been done for small businesses since the start of the pandemic. And at virtually every turn, Trump and his administration ignored the needs of small business or actually made it harder for them to survive. Moreover, his continuing refusal to develop a national policy and coordinated response to the pandemic has turned what could have been a limited shutdown into a long, lingering economic disaster. The worse may be yet to come.

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Stimulus checks: President Donald Trump floats an idea that he hopes could speed up payments to Americans in need of cash

President Donald Trump floated an idea Friday that he hopes might help speed up stimulus payments to Americans in need while Republicans and Democrats continue to be at an impasse regarding a deal that would provide a second relief package for the country.

Trump’s idea?

According to the New York Post, he urged Congress Friday to approve stimulus checks “by redirecting $300 billion in unused coronavirus pandemic relief funds.”

The Post said Trump said he considered redirecting the funds himself, “but prefers for Congress to approve the idea.”

“We have $300 billion ready to go, all Congress has to do is say, ‘Use it,’” the Post reported he said at his press briefing. “I’d like to use it without their permission, but I guess I’m not allowed to.”

The report said Trump didn’t specify where that $300 billion would come from, exactly, but speculated that he was referencing unused

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