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Immigration News Today: Immigrant Women Take on Construction Jobs

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

Sexual harassment at NYC shelter for migrant families went unchecked for at least 3 months after staff was notified:

Female residents said a worker related to the site manager of the facility made indecent proposals while distributing meals, offered money for sex, and barged into their rooms at night. — THE CITY

‘Any mistake can take your life’ — Higher pay, appealing schedules, drawing women to construction industry:

Some women say, despite the risks, they prefer construction’s morning-to-afternoon schedule, which aligns with their children’s school days. Others see it as an opportunity to build a professional career. — The Guardian

Community organizations to discuss health care for immigrant children:

Today at 7 p.m. on Zoom, a pediatrician and mental health consultant will discuss strategies to promote the psychological wellbeing of children impacted by immigration. — Read more about the event organized by Healthcare Education Project, Red de Pueblos Trasnacionales, and La Jornada

LGBTQ immigrant attends NYC Pride parade for the first time after fleeing Venezuela persecution:

Nelson García, 31, fled Venezuela in 2015 after being persecuted by the government for his identity and political views. Now, he’s a paralegal guiding other migrants. — NBC New York

NYC  top destination for recently arrived migrants seeking asylum, per TRAC data:

Nearly 39,000 immigrants with new deportation cases have located in New York in the last three months. L.A., Miami, Chicago, and Houston are also major destinations. – TRAC

Around the U.S. 

New investigation — More than 100 lawmakers, presidents, governors and justices descend from slaveholders:

Among 536 members of the last sitting Congress, at least 100 descend from slaveholders. More than a quarter of the Senate – 28 members – can trace their families to at least one slaveholder. — Reuters 

Immigrants play large part in AI field, new study finds:

There is a shortage of talent in the A.I. technology industry, driving advocacy for policies that facilitate the entry of immigrant workers. Axios

DeSantis details hardline border security plan, looking to compete with Trump:

As president, DeSantis would end catch and release policies and tax remittances sent from undocumented immigrants to family in other countries. — Reuters

Florida Gov. DeSantis vows to end birthright citizenship:

DeSantis said if he’s elected president, he’d try to end birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants. Watch video snippets on ABC News

Opinion — Florida’s latest immigration law is both cruel and costly:

Misinformation is amplifying prejudices and igniting racial profiling for people trying to access services or go about their daily lives, writes a Florida farmworker advocate. — Miami Herald 

Washington, D.C.

How CBP One app turns migrants’ smartphones into mobile borders:

A new report argues glitches on the app force already vulnerable migrants to rely on experimental technologies that hinder their asylum-seeking process. — MDPI

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