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Immigration News Today: Has The Post-COVID Job Market Fully Returned in NYC?

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

New York regained all 946,000 private sector jobs lost during the pandemic. Why doesn’t it feel that way?

The typical NYC family is making less money than before Covid. And the city’s recovery, which has trailed the rest of the nation, has been uneven for Black and Latino workers. — The New York Times

Jewish org. 92NY pauses literary reading series amid event cancellation backlash:

The decision comes shortly after Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s planned speaking event was called off after signing an open letter critical of Israel. — The Washington Post

Around the U.S. 

Jamaica fears brain drain as teachers leave for U.S. schools:

U.S. public schools are recruiting foreign teachers, creating havoc in Jamaica, where more than 1,500 Jamaicans left their jobs in the first nine months of 2022. — The New York Times

As New Hampshire expands surveillance along the Canadian border, immigration and civil liberties activists push back:

The $1.4 million effort includes the purchase of equipment and increased police patrols near the New Hampshire-Canada border. — Maine Public

Migrants who follow U.S. entry rules face endless wait:

Only a fraction of applicants for the legal pathway USCIS opened for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans last year have been accepted, while as many as 1.5 million wait. — New York Times

L.A. hotels hire migrants from Skid Row homeless shelter to replace striking workers:

Los Angeles County Distrist Attorney George Gascón is launching an investigation into working conditions for migrants hired at hotels. — Los Angeles Times

Washington D.C.

Trump vows to block immigrants who ‘don’t like our religion’:

The former president, if re-elected, promised “strong ideological screening” of all immigrants, and said he’d turn away those who “don’t like our religion.” “We don’t want you in our country,” he said. — VICE

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