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Indonesia and Australia sign pact eliminating many tariffs

Mar. 4, 2019 12:31 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia signed a free trade agreement Monday that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to operate in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians. Trade ministers from the two countries signed the...

School apologizes for having students pretend to own slaves

Mar. 1, 2019 7:28 AM EST

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school district has issued an apology for a social studies assignment that asked students to pretend to be slave-owners and brainstorm expectations for their slaves. The Tennessean reported Thursday that Williamson County Schools and Sunset Middle School apologized for...

Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

Feb. 25, 2019 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants with specialized skills are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradiction to President Donald Trump's promise of a continued pathway to the U.S. for the most talented...

2 Oklahoma companies in trafficking lawsuit settle pay claim

Feb. 6, 2019 3:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma companies accused in a federal human trafficking lawsuit of underpaying immigrant workers have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor. A Jan. 25 order from a department Wage and Hour Division administrative law judge shows Hotelmacher and Steakmacher, both...

Trump Organization to use E-Verify for worker status checks

Jan. 30, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump Organization, responding to claims that some of its workers were in the U.S. illegally, said on Wednesday that it will use the E-Verify electronic system at all of its properties to check employees' documentation. A lawyer for a dozen immigrant workers at the Trump National Golf...

12 immigrant workers at Trump golf course fired, lawyer says

Jan. 26, 2019 6:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A dozen immigrant workers at one of President Donald Trump's golf clubs in New York who are in the U.S. illegally were fired this month even though managers had known about their legal status for years, a lawyer for the workers said Saturday. As the president railed during the partial...