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Immigration News Today: Biden Admin. Considers Forcing Migrant Families to Remain in Texas

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

O-1 visa requirements, cost and how to apply:

Some immigrants choose an O-1 visa as an alternative to H-1B work in the U.S. Documented’s latest glossary article explains the eligibility and employment options under the O-1 visa. — Read more

New York City Public Schools trying to handle more asylum seeker children:

Schools Chancellor David Banks said some schools have seen overcrowding because immigrants in temporary shelters can only be sent to a limited number of schools. — CBS News

Around the U.S. 

How rich immigrants won U.S. residency by investing $1.4 billion in Philly projects:

40 Philadelphia-area projects have benefited from an investment of $1.4 billion from more than 2,000 wealthy foreign investors aiming to live in the U.S through an EB-5 visa. — The Philadelphia Inquirer

An asylum seeker died in immigration custody. His family wants answers:

Ernesto Rocha-Cuadra’s family, who have been living in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years, said it took three days for them to find out he had died. — NBC News

DeSantis’ immigration law may hurt hurricane cleanup in Florida:

“There’s a lot of work, but we can’t risk being deported,” said Maria, a Honduran immigrant who worked in Florida after Hurricane Ian, but would forgo storm cleanup work because of the state’s anti-immigrant law. — The New York Times

How gardens enable refugees and immigrants to put down roots in new communities:

Gardens both help immigrant and refugees grow culturally appropriate food, and the food and gardens help people make cultural connections. — PBS News Hour

Washington D.C.

Biden administration considers forcing migrant families to remain in Texas:

The Biden administration wants some migrant families to remain near the border in Texas while awaiting asylum screening, effectively limiting their ability to travel within the U.S. — Los Angeles Times

Biden stuck between helping cities with asylum seekers and legal handcuffs:

An administration official pushed back on the idea of declaring a state of emergency, pointing to the hundreds of millions of federal dollars already provided to New York to address the issue. — Axios

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