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Immigration News Today: Driver Plows Car Into Migrant Workers In ‘Intentional Assault’

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 in NYC sleep in buses on street as intake center runs out of space

Migrants seeking asylum in New York City who were turned away from the Roosevelt Hotel’s intake center because of limited space slept in small buses parked on the street, highlighting the ongoing challenges in accommodating the growing number of arrivals. — Gothamist

DoorDash, legal group set to deliver free legal clinics on immigration to workers

The food delivery service DoorDash said it will start setting up free immigration legal clinics for its delivery workers in New York City as part of a pilot project run by the New York Legal Assistance Group beginning this summer. — Gothamist

NYC leaders plead with Biden administration for help with asylum seekers

New York City leaders and activists call for Biden to declare a state of emergency, implement a decompression strategy at the border, and speed up work authorization for asylum seekers. —CBS

Around the U.S.

Driver plows car into migrant workers in ‘intentional assault,’ police say

A man driving an S.U.V. hit a group of six migrant workers outside a Walmart in Lincolnton, North Carolina, on Sunday in an “intentional assault,” according to the police. — The New York Times

Halfway Into Year, 249,000 Migrants Cross Darien Gap 

Nearly a quarter-million migrants have crossed the Darien Gap this year, a dense jungle separating Panama and Colombia, breaking last year’s record. This Gap is a corridor for South American migrants heading to the United States via Central America. — VOA

Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted Registrations Complete for FY 2024 H-1B Cap

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has randomly selected a sufficient number of registrations to reach FY 2024 H-1B numerical allocations. Prospective petitioners with selected registrations, who were already notified, are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary. — USCIS

US Border Patrol agent indicted on bribery and smuggling charges for allegedly offering migrant immigration ‘papers’ for $5,000

The US Border Patrol agent Fernando Castillo was indicted on federal charges of bribery and alien smuggling after allegedly offering a migrant an “immigration benefit” in exchange for $5,000. The charges against him came about a month after his arrest. — CNN

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