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.
How a Bronx summer jobs program prioritizes undocumented youth:
The Oyate Group provides jobs to undocumented teenagers in NYC that otherwise wouldn’t qualify for the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program. For one of their projects they created an online resource hub for migrants. – Chalkbeat New York
Labor, advocacy groups pen letter calling on feds for migrant work permits:
The letter sent on Monday also called on the federal government to redesignate and expand Temporary Protected Status for nationalities including Venezuela, Honduras, El Salvador and Sudan. – amNY
A pizza shop in the middle of New York’s migrant crisis:
The immigrant owner of a pizzeria located next to the Roosevelt Hotel, where asylum seekers were sleeping on the streets last week, says he can relate to the migrants that were in front of his business. – The New Yorker
Across the U.S.
Crossings along U.S.-Mexico border jump as migrants defy extreme heat and asylum restrictions:
Border Patrol agents in parts of Arizona have recorded a 134% increase in migrants arriving daily, compared with June. Temperatures in most of that region regularly surpass 110 degrees. – CBS News
Massachusetts governor declares state of emergency amid historic influx of migrants:
Democratic Governor Maura Healey said close to 20,000 people are in the state’s emergency shelter system. – NBC News
Texas warned about anti-migrant border buoys for months before DOJ stepped in:
Starting in December, multiple Texas state agencies had been warned that installing the barriers in the Rio Grande river would require federal permits. – The Dallas Morning News
A gay couple had twins via surrogate but were almost forced to raise them separately:
After they were told only one of the twins, who was biologically related to a U.S. citizen, would be granted citizenship, they sued the US State Department and won. Their story is the subject of a new book. – Insider