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Immigration News Today: Lawmakers Again Try To Create Citizenship Path for Dreamers

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

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New York

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

Washington D.C.

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

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