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Immigration News Today: Senate Republicans Seek Drastic Asylum Clause in Emergency Funding Package

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

Immigrant workers in New York City are getting their own bill of rights

The legislation requires that workers be informed of their rights through public spaces and their workplaces. — Documented

NY lawmakers propose adding 31 hate crimes to current statute

In 2022, the FBI recorded over 11,600 hate crimes, marking the highest number since tracking began, with a significant increase attributed to anti-religious attacks. — The Gothamist

As war grinds on in Gaza, many in Brooklyn’s ‘Little Palestine’ feel the sting

Bay Ridge residents say the anguish has grown in recent weeks as reports of both anti-Palestinian and antisemitic attacks have increased. — The Gothamist

Washington D.C

Biden 2.0: The U.S. could double its undocumented immigrant population (Opinion)

There has been a record-breaking increase in illegal border crossings and an immigration court backlog crisis under Biden, which would be unlikely to change if Biden was elected again. — The Hill

Biden meets with leaders of Dominican Republic and Chile to talk economic ties and migration

The meeting aimed to foster economic ties and democratic principles and address security problems in the region. — NBC News

Senate Republicans seek drastic asylum limits in emergency funding package

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton and James Lankford proposed to make U.S. asylum law more restrictive, including a rule that would render migrants ineligible for asylum if they didn’t seek refuge while transiting through a third country before reaching America. — CBS News

Trump administration considered ideological ‘screenings’ of noncitizens

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement considered the implications of expelling foreign nationals from the country for their political beliefs during Trump’s Administration, revealed by newly declassified documents. — The Guardian

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