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Immigration News Today: Delivery Workers Minimum Wage Battle Continues

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 NYC protects against job and housing discrimination:

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Two large tent shelters to accommodate migrants in Queens:

Two new City-run facilities with a capacity to house 1,000 people each are scheduled to be established at Creedmoor Psychiatric Facility and Aqueduct Race Track. — THE CITY

Man found guilty in border wall fraud case will not be granted new trial:

A New York federal judge rejected a Colorado man’s bid for a new trial over his sentencing for his role in siphoning online donations meant to fund U.S.-Mexico border wall. — Law 360 (Paywall)

Around the U.S. 

Migration surge causing backlash in wealthy countries:

A new rise of undocumented migrants embarking on perilous journeys to reach Europe and the U.S. is contributing to a surge of anti-immigration measures. — Axios

Venezuelan migrants walked along highway in southern Mexico led by the flag and phrase “Peace, Freedom. SOS:”

Many of the migrants said they decided to organize the group and journey toward Mexico because they had been sleeping on the street and ran out of money to buy food. — NBC New York

Gig workers’ push for better pay still a challenge:

Uber, DoorDash, and Grubhub argue that increased wages would lead to higher prices for customers and reduced job opportunities for delivery workers, and would harm restaurants. — Axios

How a vast demographic shift will reshape the world:

Experts warn that affluent nations must prepare for a shrinking workforce, including by rethinking immigration policies, to avoid a decline in well-being and economic influence. — The New York Times

Washington D.C.

Canada seeks to gain American H-1B visa holders fed up with U.S. immigration system:

The Canadian immigration minister said the country is aiming to attract out-of-work foreign tech-sector workers in the U.S. whose immigration status is in limbo following layoffs. — The Wall Street Journal

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