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 Jersey temporarily suspends doctor’s license for exploiting undocumented women as servants:
Dr. Harsha Sahni allegedly forced one of two women who lived in her home to work 15 hours a day, seven days a week, and would not allow her to receive treatment for an aneurysm without finding a replacement. — NBC New York
Harlem community leaders call on ICE to stop the deportation of youth mentor Robert Panton:
Following his release from jail, Panton was immediately detained by ICE and held for 10 months until April 2021. ICE in August denied his request for a stay of removal to Jamaica. — The Hill
Brooklyn Borough to announce redirection of Borough Hall funding and resources toward aiding New Yorkers:
Antonio Reynoso will announce during today’s Latino Heritage Month celebration that he’s diverting resources and funding toward aiding New Yorkers in Brooklyn and relieving the growing pressures on city services.
Bloomberg Opinion — New York has tools it’s not using to solve migrant crisis:
The 2005 removal of a 1930s regulation meant to clear vendors from the streets by requiring them to prove their citizenship could pave the way for increasing migrants’ rights to work today. — Read more
OPT Travel — Checklist for F-1 international students with Optional Practical Training:
Documented’s latest glossary resource lists tips on how international students can travel abroad on F-1 OPT and what documents they need. — Read more
Around the U.S.
International students want to stay in the U.S. after graduation. Most of them can’t:
The U.S. does not have a dedicated postgraduate work visa. Canada and Australia meanwhile have streamlined the steps from graduation to employment to permanent residency. — Reason
ICE detention numbers return to pre-COVID levels:
ICE data shows the agency is now detaining more than 35,000 individuals, the first time it has hit that threshold since March 2020. — TRAC
A Venezuelan man and his pet squirrel made it to the U.S. border. Now he’s preparing to say goodbye:
Many migrants set off on the 3,000-mile journey to the U.S. with only what they can carry and their loved ones. For Yeison, that was a squirrel who made the long trip nesting inside a backpack. — AP News
Border crossings expected to remain around 9,000 in near term, senior CBP official says:
A senior CBP official said migrants have increasingly used trains in Mexico to journey to the border after human smuggling organizations advertised that mode of transportation on social media. — Read more