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Immigration News Today: Extreme Heat Key Issue in UPS Contract Talks

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

‘We’re going to see workers die’: extreme heat key issue in UPS contract talks:

Unionized UPS workers have prioritized addressing heat-related concerns in their ongoing contract discussions with the company. — The Guardian

Around the U.S. 

DOJ prepared to sue Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over buoy wall barrier in Rio Grande:

An Eagle Pass resident has already sued Abbott over the buoys and the razor wire placed along the banks of the river. — Houston Chronicle

Rep. Tony Gonzales, who represents 800 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, calls border tactics “not acceptable”:

The Republican emphasized the need for more legal immigration pathways, but stopped short of criticizing Abbott for his new deterrence measures in the Rio Grande. — CBS News 

Texas government sends more migrants to Los Angeles: 

The bus carried 44 migrants onboard from Mexico, Colombia, China, Haiti, Honduras, Peru and Venezuela. Fourteen of them are children between 2 to 14 years old. — ABC News

How Japanese immigrants helped San Francisco’s flower mart bloom a century ago:

By 1929, Japanese Americans produced 70% of the major greenhouse flowers and chrysanthemums in Northern California. — The San Francisco Standard

New Stanford report — Immigrants are less likely to be imprisoned than U.S.-born individuals:
Immigrants are 30% less likely to be incarcerated than are U.S.-born individuals who are white. When the analysis is expanded to include Black Americans, the likelihood of an immigrant being incarcerated is 60% lower. — Access the full study here

Documentary, ‘Translators’, draws praise for showing crucial role children play as translators for their parents:

The 20-minute documentary has been shown at the Tribeca Film Festival after making its debut at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in June. — NBC News

Washington D.C.

Opinion— the U.S. fails on its pledge of renewed relations with Haiti:

The U.S. vowed to stop picking political winners and losers in Haiti. But since Moïse’s 2021 assassination, the U.S. has stood firmly behind the de facto prime minister, a researcher argues. — The New York Times

The GOP’s crumbling case against Biden on immigration:

While Republicans are sure to attack Biden on immigration in the 2024 election, border crossings have recently dropped to their lowest level in two years. — Axios

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