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Immigration News Today: Hurricane Idalia Looms Over Anti-Immigrants Laws in Florida

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

ICE is violating immigrants’ rights to due process, legal advocates state

Legal Aid Society and 32 other organizations are urging the federal government to change the policy of deporting immigrants without giving them a chance to file petitions for review and seek judicial stays of removal. — Documented

Hochul, White House announce some progress on work authorization for migrants

The White House shares data identifying thousands of migrants in New York who are eligible, but have not yet applied, for work authorization, as part of the effort to address New York asylum seekers’ influx. — The Gothamist

NYC school year set to begin with thousands of new migrant students

19,000 students living in the city’s temporary housing system made up of homeless shelters and hotels are estimated to join New York public schools set to open next week. — The Gothamist

Uncertainty for Migrants as 60-Day Deadline to Leave Shelters Looms

Over 4,500 adult migrants in city shelters are approaching the 60-day deadline when they will be asked to leave where they currently live. Some are trying to save money to find a place to rent whereas others are unsure where they will go next. — The City

Around the U.S.

Green card backlog decreases by 3.5% in July

The Department of State’s National Visa Center saw a small movement in the immigrant visa backlog, from 351,821 in June to 339,081 in July. — Boundless

Fears over Florida immigration law surface as residents prepare for Hurricane Idalia

Latino and immigrant rights organizations assure Florida residents that they can seek shelter and assistance regardless of their immigration status, amid concerns stemming from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ SB 1718 law that imposes restrictions on undocumented workers. — NBC

Fast-track deportation program for migrant families off to slow start as border crossings rise

Biden’s Family Expedited Removal Management, designed to deter unlawful entries, has resulted in less than 100 deportations out of tens of thousands of families processed by border agents, highlighting the longstanding legal, humanitarian and operational challenges in processing migrant parents and children. — CBS News

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