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Immigration News Today: New York Launches Immigrant Heritage Week

Just have a minute? Here are the top stories you need to know about immigration.

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New York

New York City kicks off Immigrant Heritage Week with “We love immigrant NYC” campaign:
Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Manuel Castro said the Immigrant Heritage Week campaign looks to affirm and celebrate the contribution of immigrant communities and City’s status as the City of immigrants. — ABC7 New York share

Adams demands Biden expand work permits, protections for asylum seekers: 
In his most stern rebuke of the federal government yet, Mayor Eric Adams said “our national government has abandoned this city” as he discussed a wave of new migrants. — Read the full report on Documented share

Around the U.S.

U.S. and Canada home to more than a third of all immigrant jails in recent years: 
Data from the Global Detention Project identifies 2,550 total immigration jails around the world, of which the U.S. had 730 facilities (29%), and Canada had 214 facilities (8.5%). — Austin Kocher on Substack share  

Washington D.C.

Lawyers for Peruvian ex-president file for emergency stay in U.S. federal court to block extradition: 
Alejandro Toledo potentially faces 20 years in prison for corruption in Peru, having received over $25 million from construction company Odebrecht in exchange for help in obtaining public works contracts. — Reuters  share

Biden admin. not planning “at this time” to restart family immigration detention: 
Acting ICE Director Tae Johnson said officials had discussed jailing families to deal with increased illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border, but would not be doing so. — Reuters share

Memory chipmaker Micron Technology will pay $85,000 to settle claim of immigration-related discrimination: 
Micron violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by discriminating against a U.S. citizen when it failed to hire him for a position and instead hired a temporary visa worker, the Justice Department said. — Reuters share

General Motors will pay $365,000 in civil penalties on allegation that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens: 
The Detroit-based automaker unnecessarily required lawful permanent residents to provide an unexpired foreign passport as a condition of employment, an investigation by the Justice Department found. — Reuters share

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