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Immigration News Today: Laws Prevent Asylum Seekers From Filling New York’s Labor Shortage

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

NYC leaders say housing migrants is costing billions, but economists say their arrival will eventually be a boon:

The City is in need of 40,000 home health aides and 70,000 nurses and nursing assistants, and immigrants could fill the gap, according to researchers and industry groups. — The New York Times

At New York’s northern border, asylum seekers find hope in desperation at a rural mini mart:

Following the shutdown of Roxham Road, a remote unofficial entry point in upstate New York, Canada-bound asylum seekers have been in limbo. — Democrat & Chronicle

Immigration laws prevent asylum seekers from filling New York’s labor shortage:

Ongoing short-staffing across key American industries is an opportunity to expedite the work authorization process for asylum seekers. — Bloomberg 

Around the U.S. 

Listen — immigration experts discuss technology and surveillance on migrants:

In a two-part podcast, an immigration researcher and an attorney discuss how CBP One makes asylum inaccessible for thousands of people. — Apple Podcasts

University of North Texas can make out-of-state students pay more than migrants, court rules:

An appeals court ruled that the school can require students from other states to pay higher tuition than what undocumented immigrants who reside in Texas pay. — Reuters

Washington D.C.

Cut off from DACA, undocumented teens coming of age in U.S. face uncertain futures:

Immigrant advocacy group FWD.us reports that most of the 120,0000 undocumented high school graduates this year are not eligible for DACA because of a cutoff date. — Roll Call 

Ex-ICE officer faces 20 years in prison on Paycheck Protection Program fraud charges:

Anthony Faustin, a 28-year-old former detention officer tailored loan applications to make the applicants appear eligible for pandemic relief by misrepresenting them. — Miami New Times

DHS announces it will add eight new fields of study to STEM OPT program: 

Students who have earned a degree in certain STEM fields can apply for a 24-month extension of their OPT, allowing them to work for a total of 36 months. — Boundless Immigration

ICE detention numbers remain far below Trump administration:

Following the end of Title 42, the total detained population remains around 30,000, contrary to an expected increase immigration. — TRAC

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