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Immigration News Today: 18,000 Jobs Open for Eligible Venezuelans

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

Governor Hochul announced 18,000 jobs for eligible asylum seekers

The jobs, offered by 350 employers, will be available for Venezuelans now able to enter the workforce after they were extended Temporary Protective Status. — ABC7

New National Labor Relations Board policies can protect undocumented workers

New National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) policies offer hope for undocumented workers by providing immigration relief for those witnessing or experiencing unfair labor practices, allowing them to join unions without fear of deportation. — Documented

NYC mayor’s top advisor calls on feds to ‘close the borders’ to stop flow of migrants

Ingrid Lewis-Martin also proposes a decompression strategy to distribute existing migrants across all states, sparking controversy and opposition from city officials and lawmakers. — The Gothamist

Around the U.S.

Chicago keeps hundreds of migrants at airports while waiting on shelters and tents

Hundreds of migrants, from babies to older adults, sleep on cardboard pads on the floor and share airport bathrooms in a shuttle bus center at O’Hare International Airport, highlights the city’s haphazard response to the arrival of migrants. — VOA

With unrealistic immigration proposals, Republican candidates DeSantis and Trump try to outdo each other

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis advocates for extreme measures, including authorizing deadly force at the border and deporting all undocumented immigrants who entered during the Biden administration, highlighting the intensified focus on border security in the Republican presidential primary. — The New York Times

Why can’t we stop unauthorized immigration? Because it works.

Congress tends to invest heavily in immigration enforcement but not in the enforcement of labor laws that could dissuade businesses from exploiting unauthorized workers in the first place. — The New York Times

Undocumented immigrant turns Ph.D. hopes into reality

Lizbeth Sanchez Olivera, crossing the U.S. border as a toddler carried by her parents, is now a Ph.D. candidate in the first year in biomedical research, thanks to DACA. — Good Morning America

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