Daily Signal - How Nearly 500,000 Visa Overstays Will Impact the Immigration Debate

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Jan. 21, 2016

Good morning from the nation's capital, where a new homeland security report finds that, last year alone, nearly half a million foreign visitors stayed in America longer than allowed. Josh Siegel has details. Federal officials want to force homeless shelters to allow bathrooms to be used according to "gender identity." In Michigan, government failure is behind both low reading scores and lead-laced water. Also: How minimum wage hikes are sinking big cities, and why Jim DeMint defends the filibuster.

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How Nearly 500,000 Visa Overstays Will Impact the Immigration Debate

Almost 500,000 foreigners who traveled legally to the U.S. last year for business or leisure remained here after their visas expired, according to a long-awaited government study on one of the more undertold aspects of the country’s immigration story.

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Detroit Public School Teacher 'Sick Out' Underway While Just 8% of Students Can Read Proficiently

The lack of progress for Detroit students isn’t due to a lack of resources in Detroit public schools, which spend roughly $16,000 per pupil per year.

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Another Government-Caused Water Crisis and Cover-Up

Flint, Mich., may be another case (similar to the Environmental Protection Agency's Gold King Mine spill) of negligent government behavior that would raise criminal prosecution had it come from a private party.

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Data Shows These 6 Big Cities Aren't Faring Well After Minimum Wage Hikes

"It's getting harder and harder to argue that high minimum wages don't destroy many jobs, as advocates claim," said Salim Furth, a research fellow in macroeconomics at The Heritage Foundation.

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Why Senators Should Want to Preserve the Filibuster

There are a lot of reasons why conservatives should preserve the filibuster, writes Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, a former U.S. senator.

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Proposed Obama Rule on Transgender Persons Could Affect Homeless Shelters

A proposed rule would mean that a man who comes to a homeless shelter and identifies as a woman must be provided access to shared women's bedrooms and bathrooms, regardless of the privacy concerns of the women in the shelter.

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