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Immigration News Today: Immigrants’ Share of the U.S. Labor Force Grows to a New High

Just have a minute? Here are the top stories you need to know about immigration. This summary was featured in Documented’s Early Arrival newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your inbox three times per week here.

New York

French Montana tells his immigrant story in new documentary, “For Khadija”:

In the mid-’90s, Karim Kharbouch moved with his parents and brother to the Bronx, only speaking Arabic and French. Eventually he found his voice in rapping. — CBS News

Around the U.S. 

Immigrants’ share of the U.S. labor force grows to a new high:

Foreign-born people joined the labor force more than native-born Americans last year, accounting for more than half of the 3.1 million new workers. — The Wall Street Journal

Chinese immigrants sue Florida for law banning certain nationals from buying property:

The ACLU says the law “will codify and expand housing discrimination against people of Asian descent in violation of the Constitution and the Fair Housing Act.” — NBC News

Mexico moving migrants away from borders to relieve pressure:

Mexico is flying migrants south away from the U.S. border and transporting new arrivals on buses away from its border with Guatemala to free up burdened cities. — Border Report

Opinion — on the U.S. Mexico border, someone is turning a profit:

Americans’ fixation on terrorists has faded, but still think about the border as a security risk that must be mastered. — Megan K. Stack writes in The New York Times

Washington D.C.

DHS announces first department-wide policy on body-worn cameras:

DHS on Tuesday announced all DHS law enforcement agents and officers need to wear  body cameras for transparency and accountability. — The Hill

Florida Rep. Salazar is working with Democratic co-sponsor on a bipartisan immigration measure:

The bill aims to appropriate funds for beefing up border security and infrastructure as well as grant legal status to qualifying undocumented immigrants. — POLITICO

Supreme Court declines to impose new hurdle on immigrants appealing deportation:

The court unanimously decided against requiring migrants to file a new motion with the Board of Immigration Appeals before challenging a deportation order. — Immigration Impact

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