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Immigration News Today: U.S. Immigration Officials Use Fake Social Media Profiles to Watch Immigrants

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

SUNY homeland security class focuses on immigration:

Former UAlbany police chief Frank Wiley asks students in his capstone course to take on serious issues facing Albany, including immigration. — Spectrum News 1

Around the U.S. 

How U.S. immigration officials use fake social media profiles across investigations:

Immigration officers made fake social media profiles to research people seeking immigration benefits, even as Facebook pushed back due to privacy concerns. — The Guardian

This Indian family tried to immigrate to the U.S. legally. They ended up separated and in legal limbo:
Dr. Pradyuman Singh arrived in the U.S. with his wife and daughter in 2008 on a work visa after he purchased a motel in Kansas City. The family landed in deportation proceedings in 2011 after his visa renewal was denied. — Los Angeles Times

DeSantis immigration law may worsen labor shortages in Florida as planting season begins:

Immigrant workers advocates say Florida’s new immigration law could cause agricultural businesses to bring more temporary foreign workers through H-2A, which is susceptible to exploitation and forced labor. — Miami Herald

Migrants from majority Muslim countries were unequally imprisoned in Del Rio, Texas:

Hamed Aleaziz, immigration policy reporter at the Los Angeles Times, spoke about his reporting on asylum seekers from majority Muslim countries getting disproportionately imprisoned in a Texas district. — NPR

Washington D.C.

U.S. knew about migrant killings by Saudi forces earlier than previously disclosed:

Saudi Arabia’s border forces have been accused in recent weeks of killing hundreds or thousands of African migrants as they have tried to cross from Yemen into the kingdom. — The New York Times

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