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Immigration News Today: Florida Provision Could Block Immigrants From Practicing Law

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

Following its lawsuit to block pay increase for its workers, DoorDash announces free immigration legal clinics to help workers:

An estimated 60,000 delivery workers navigate New York City. Many are immigrants pursuing legal permanent residency, citizenship and DACA renewal. — Gothamist

Around the U.S. 

Massachusetts D.A. calls for federal investigation into DeSantis’ migrant flights:

Massachusetts attorney general Rob Galibois said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ flying of migrants to his state could warrant federal prosecution. — Miami Herald

Florida provision will block immigrants from practicing law:

The provision, which will take effect in Nov. 2028, could prevent non-U.S. citizens and immigrants without permanent legal status from practicing law in Florida. — Tampa Bay Times

Opinion — Dysfunctional U.S. immigration system drives high-skilled foreigners to Canada:

Millions of immigrants face obstacles to gaining permanent residency in the U.S. Canada is using the opportunity to bring in tech workers. — Bloomberg

Healing a shattered community, Monterey Park shooting survivors return to dance:

Monterey Park has been a haven for Asian immigrants. Now, six months after the mass shooting at a dance studio there, survivors have returned to dancing and pushed for gun control. — Los Angeles Times

Washington D.C.

Border arrests surged in July, a blow to Biden migration plan:

U.S. agents made more than 130,000 arrests along the Mexico border last month, preliminary figures show, up from 99,545 in June. — The Washington Post

Opinion — The true impact of Biden’s asylum transit ban:

It may be impossible to say whether President Biden’s transit ban deterred people from crossing into the U.S., but it will stop people who’ve been living here from staying here, an analyst says. — Immigration Impact

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