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As asylum seekers in Albany adjust, advocates call for more resources:
Community-based organizations helping the 230 migrants in Albany are saying they are spread thin and can no longer operate without government funding. — City Limits
New Yorker opens two-bedroom apartment to more than 40 migrants:
Camille Napoleon welcomed many migrant men to stay in her apartment after some said they’d rather sleep on the street than in a shelter. — Spectrum News 1
Gov. Kathy Hochul questions expanding health care regardless of immigration status:
Hochul signaled she was skeptical of the bill to expand health care coverage without more federal funding. — Spectrum News 1
Around the U.S.
New report examines 2.2 million-case immigration court backlog:
The Center for Migration Studies’ new report compares the paltry funding of immigration courts with the larger funding of enforcement agencies ICE and CBP. — Austin Kocher analyzes insights from the report on Substack
How immigration lawyers want to speed up the asylum process, new AILA report:
The Amerian Immigration Lawyers Association surveyed immigration attorneys and offers suggestions for speeding the asylum process. — Read their recommendations
Chicago’s hotel industry supports bill to fast-track migrant work permits:
Illinois’ hotel industry supports legislation co-sponsored by Chicago’s U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley and Chuy Garcia to speed the work permit process for asylum seekers. — ABC 7 Chicago
Lawmakers re-introduce bipartisan bill to provide pathway to citizenship for ‘Dreamers’:
The federal Dream and Promise Act aims to grant “Dreamers” conditional permanent resident status for 10 years and cancel removal proceedings for many. — Spectrum News 1
‘Dreamers’ share worries as DACA remains in limbo on 11th anniversary:
President Biden and Vice President Harris released statements about DACA as current recipients brace for federal court ruling out of Texas that could disrupt their lives. — ABC News