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Immigration News Today: Inside Trump’s 2025 Immigration Plans

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

In the NYC subway, vendors scrape by selling chocolates:

After Maria, an Ecuadorian migrant, works for 13 hours straight selling candy, she might come home with $50 on a good day, $10 on a bad one. — Al Jazeera

Around the U.S. 

Apple agrees to $25 million settlement with DOJ over hiring of immigrants:

Apple favored immigrant workers over U.S. citizen and green card holders for some jobs, the U.S. Justice Department alleged. — Reuters

Lahaina’s immigrants weigh an uncertain future:

Many immigrants in Lahaina lost homes and years’ worth of wages and tips they had stashed in this fall’s wildfires. — The New York Times

Cities looking to fill jobs with migrants face 9 million application backlog:

Higher labor force participation and a rebound in immigration are both helping the economy, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said recently. But immigration’s contribution to the job market is slowing fast. — Boston Globe/Bloomberg

Washington D.C.

‘He lost our votes’: How Biden’s Israel policy is costing him in this critical swing state:

As the official Palestinian death toll surpasses 10,000, some residents in metro Detroit feel blindsided by what they see as the White House’s apathy towards Palestinian lives. — POLITICO

House votes to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her Israel-Hamas rhetoric:

Democrats initially stood by Tlaib, the only Palestinian American, in Congress and helped defeat the first censure resolution against her. But many have become more conflicted about her rhetoric about the war. — AP News

Inside Trump’s 2025 immigration plans: sweeping raids, giant camps and mass deportations:

If reelected, Trump plans to revive and expand his old immigration policies to include sweeping roundups of people who would be held in large camps to await deportation. — The New York Times

Republicans demand immigration reform be included in national security package:

Republicans want to restart border wall construction, change asylum laws, and increase border agent pay. — News 10 ABC

Senators work through weekend to forge border security deal:A bipartisan group of U.S. senators are negotiating a compromise to overhaul how migrants are processed along the U.S.-Mexico border. — CBS News

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