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Immigration News Today: U.S. Citizenship Test Changes Raise Concerns for Those with Low English Skills

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

Migrants directed to walk across Manhattan from Port Authority as City cuts free buses:

According to the Legal Aid Society, Texas officials refused to send the buses directly to the Roosevelt Hotel, where the City runs a checkpoint for new arrivals. — Gothamist

From Tijuana to NYC, transgender asylum seekers turn to their own community to find freedom in the U.S.

An unofficial cross-border network of LGBTQ+ activists in Tijuana and New York have made it their mission to support transgender asylum seekers. — San-Diego Union Tribune

NY legislators aim to pass Coverage for All next year:

Murad Awawdeh, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, delves into the legislature’s response to the bill and the need to reallocate federal funds to cover health care for immigrants. — PBS

Around the U.S. 

U.S. citizenship test changes coming, raising concerns for those with low English skills:

The revision of the U.S. citizenship test has raised concerns among immigrants and advocates, who fear the modifications might disadvantage individuals with limited English skills. — Voice of America

Number of migrants at the border plummets as Mexico helps U.S. stem flow:

Mexico’s approach demonstrates its role as an enforcer of U.S. immigration policies, often working in collaboration while also implementing its own measures. — The New York Times

Washington D.C.

Feds open new immigration path for Central Americans and Colombians to discourage border crossings:The initiative starts today July 10, allowing Colombians, Salvadorians, Guatemalans and Hondurans to fly to the U.S. and gain work permits if they have relatives who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. — CBS News

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