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Immigration News Today: Hochul Says NY Has Ended Pursuit of State Work Permits for Migrants

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

Hochul says NY has ended its pursuit of state work permits for migrants:

“I’m constrained by the law,” Hochul said at a news conference. “Pursuing it has led us to the conclusion that I cannot protect employers under this scenario.” — New York Daily News

Asian American Federation launches data portal for disaggregated data on Asian American population:

AAF says the data center aims to help researchers, policymakers, journalists, government, and service providers better understand and empower AAPI New Yorkers. — Check it out here

Around the U.S. 

OSHA rarely investigates small dairy farms, so many worker advocates don’t report deaths and injuries:

Records show OSHA offices said they couldn’t investigate 44 safety incidents on dairy farms, including deaths, injuries, complaints and referrals from local agencies such as medical examiner’s offices. — ProPublica

Allure of shrimping and crabbing life wanes for Vietnamese Americans in Texas:

Vietnamese refugees who settled along the Gulf Coast after the Vietnam War dreamed of selling their businesses to younger crews, but that doesn’t look likely as profit declines. — The New York Times

Migrant family journeys back to Venezuela, more leaving Chicago:

Many migrants who arrived in Chicago seeking a better life have been leaving in recent weeks due to lack of resources and opportunities. — Chicago Tribune

(Opinion) No, immigrants aren’t ‘poisoning the blood of our country’:

CUNY professor and columnist Paul Krugman writes that immigrants are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, and that former President Trump’s war on immigrants would be an economic disaster. — The New York Times

Washington D.C.

El Salvador slaps $1,130 fee on African, Indian travelers as Biden admin. pressures it on migration:

Since October, citizens of 57 largely African countries and India have had to pay the fee, which aviation officials say is an “airport improvement fee.” — AP News

House stalls impeachment of homeland security secretary over handling of immigration:

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) had forced a vote to the floor through a rule that allows any single member to force a snap vote on resolutions, including constitutional matters such as impeachment. — NPR

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