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Immigration News Today: Federal Officials Expedite Migrant Work Permits 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

Federal officials aim to expedite migrant work permits in NYC with new intake center:

The center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice reflects a rare unified response to the migrant arrival by all three levels of government. — Gothamist

Homeless advocates blast NYC for letting some migrants sleep outside in 20-degree weather:

A handful of migrants slept outside to save their spot in the line and ensure they could get a bed the next day. — Gothamist

Mayor’s budget cuts to impact legal services, English classes for city’s immigrants:

These cuts are made at a time when demand is only increasing, providers say. — City Limits

Around the U.S. 

New census projections show immigration is essential to U.S. growth, vitality: 

Immigration plays an important role in countering population decline and slowing aging. — Brookings Institution

Republicans’ border policy push is getting support from an unexpected corner: 

Some Democratic mayors and governors needing to provide shelter and services to hundreds of thousands of newcomers are now supporting border restrictions. — POLITICO

‘Everything’s like a gamble’: U.S. immigration policies leave lives in limbo: 

Millions of immigrants face uncertainty and constraints because of complex and arbitrary U.S. immigration laws. — Los Angeles Times

Washington D.C.

Opinion – Congress debates how to fix U.S. border and fund Israel and Ukraine:

An immigration attorney suggests ways Democratic senators could address potential harmful changes to the asylum system in border negotiations with Republicans. — Forbes

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