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Immigration News Today: Funding Cuts Threaten Services for Asylum-Seeking Kids

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

How to repatriate the body of a loved one from New York to Latin America:

Repatriating a deceased immigrant can be costly. Documented has compiled expert recommendations to assist with the complex process. — Read more, it’s one of our intern journalist’s first pieces on the website 

Third grader starts drive to help immigrants after family hosts Afghan refugee:

Avery Ryan noticed the refugee staying at her house didn’t have a pillow, inspiring her to lead a pillow and blanket drive at her school to donate to Interfaith Rise. — News 12 New Jersey

Funding cuts threaten services for asylum-seeking kids:

Advocates say the future of child care for asylum-seekers and English language learning high school programs is uncertain as the City’s proposed budget would cut the programs’ funding. — City and State NY

Around the U.S. 

Texas sent 42 migrants on a bus to Los Angeles:

An advocate said some individuals have been connected to their sponsors, but others didn’t have a clear intention of going to Los Angeles. — NBC Los Angeles

Major Supreme Court decisions could reshape deportation policy:

Two cases before the court target a Biden administration policy that prioritizes some immigrants for deportation. — PBS

Artificial Intelligence makes its way to immigration with new tool to aid attorneys:

AILA is partnering with Visalaw.Ai to launch a product similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT that will specialize in immigration-focused administrative and case law. — Bloomberg Law

Washington D.C.

Biden’s fast-tracked immigration proceedings in Boston are failing immigrants, Harvard report finds:

Migrants assigned to the new program struggle to secure legal representation within an expedited timeline of 300 days to have their cases decided. — Boston Globe

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