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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

Asylum Seekers Could Cost NYC $12 Billion, Mayor Adams Says

The City estimates it is paying an average of $383 per asylum seeker household per night. Mayor Adams reiterated his call for support from the state and federal governments. – Documented

NYC Council to probe Adams’ 60-day stay limit for some shelter residents

Council Members say they have not been well informed about Mayor Eric Adams’ plans. More than 57,300 newly-arrived migrants are living in city shelters. – Gothamist

The high cost of the NYC job hunt for asylum seekers  

Seven asylum seekers that spoke with City Limits said they had paid upfront fees to employment agencies, before receiving job placements which in some cases didn’t turn into jobs, an improper practice according to the City’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. –  City Limits

Around the U.S. 

Undocumented students face new challenges under Florida’s immigration law

Around 40,000 undocumented students are enrolled in colleges in the state. Some say they are more concerned by the fear of deportation. – WUSF Public Media

New play looks at immigration issues in Florida

“Sanctuary City,” by Pulitzer prize winner Martyna Mojok follows the story of two undocumented teenagers “as they fight for a place in America and struggle with stress, violence and the constant fear of being deported at any time.” – News-Press

Washington D.C.

How to speed up your USCIS immigration application

The American Immigration Lawyers Association recently submitted a letter to the director of USCIS with recommendations to improve processing times for a variety of immigration processes. – Forbes

DHS announces updates to Cuban and Haitian Family Humanitarian Parole Programs

The two programs will no longer require a consular interview, and will move largely online. – Twitter thread by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy director at the American Immigration Council 

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