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Immigration News Today: Biden Urges Eligible Immigrants to Apply for Work Permits

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

‘No words for the anxiety’: Migrants desperate for jobs trapped in asylum maze:

Many people are already eligible for work permits through ‘parole’ program – but are hindered by a bureaucratic process. — The Guardian

Around the U.S. 

Ramaswamy says he would deport U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants:

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said if elected, he would deport undocumented families and their American-born children, questioning the longstanding right to birthright citizenship. — NBC News

(Opinion) Michael Bloomberg — How Biden and Congress should fix the immigration crisis in our cities:

The former NYC mayor writes that tackling the crisis while staying true to the city’s history and values can help asylum seekers, support cities and prevent xenophobes from gaining political power. — The New York Times 

How Florida’s new immigration law could slow hurricane recovery efforts:

A nonprofit leader said there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand for recovery from these climate disasters, and without new immigrants, the program will get worse. — Axios 

People in Minnesota can begin applying for driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status:

‘Driver’s Licenses for All’ in Minnesota is set to go into effect October 1. Around 81,000 people are expected to be eligible under the state’s new law. — KTTC

(Podcast) How immigration impacts Texas’ economy:

Industry experts delve into the growth of Texas’ population between 2010 and 2020 and its impact on the economy through the lens of healthcare, job growth, and the state budget. — NBCDFW

Washington D.C.

White House urges eligible immigrants to apply for work permits:
To ease the spiraling political and financial costs of the crisis, President Biden is ramping up efforts to ensure that some migrants can quickly get jobs. — The New York Times

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