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As NYC Evicts Migrants from Shelters, Work Permits Stall

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

Shelter evictions risk complicating migrant work permits:

NYC’s new shelter stay limit could mean immigrant applicants for work permits may not have a stable address where feds can send them immigration paperwork. — Gothamist

NYC, state officials trade blame for slow-moving migrant housing program:

The state office running the Migrant Relocation Assistance Program said 50 families have signed leases — representing less than 5% of 1,250 families the program is funded to support. — Gothamist

How to visit the U.S. with B-1 and B-2 nonimmigrant visas:

Those who travel for tourism or to see a family can apply for B-2 visas, while B-1 visas are for business travel. Documented latest glossary resource explains how. — Read more here

How to get free home health care services in New York: 

Documented’s resource provides a brief overview of the different options for home care, their eligibility and the application process. — Read more here

People’s Theatre Project surpasses $30M milestone in $37M campaign for new immigrant performing arts center:

The center would be at 407 W. 206th St, and will be PTP’s first permanent home. Recently announced pledges include $6M total from the Miranda Family Fund, Dr. Steven J. Corwin, and Gov. Hochul through DASNY. — Read more

Beef patty gets a remix — Caribbean chefs are going beyond the traditional fillings and finding fans:

The patty revolution is happening at wine bars, bakeries, and pizzerias. As any Caribbean chef can tell you, experimenting with patties isn’t new, but the level of popularity they’ve seen this year is. — Eater

Around the U.S. 

A.I. translations put asylum seekers’ applications at risk:

Problems with A.I. translation tools occur throughout the asylum process, from border stations to detention centers to immigration courts, said several volunteers at Respond Crisis Translation. — The Guardian U.S.

Texas House approves three anti-immigration bills after contentious night of debate:

The bills would appropriate more than $1 billion for additional border barriers; let police send back undocumented migrants; and increase penalties for human smugglers. — Texas Tribune 

ACLU of Texas responds to advancement of Texas immigration bills:

David Donatti, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Texas, said the policies are unprecedented and will cause harm to migrants and residents. — Read more here

Texas sues to block Biden admin. from cutting wire border fencing:

Republican A.G. Ken Paxton argued the Biden admin. was illegally destroying property owned by Texas and undermining its efforts to stem undocumented immigration.  — Reuters

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