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Immigration News Today: Immigrant Advocates Push Work Permit Fix as Deadlines Near

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

Comptroller details economic benefits of immigration legal services:

Legal services could prevent the deportation of 53,000 New Yorkers, resulting in an estimated net benefit of $8.4 billion for the federal, state, and local governments. — Office of New York City Comptroller Brad Lander

Family-based immigration petition – how long it takes and more:

A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident can file Form I-130 with USCIS to help a family member become a lawful permanent resident. — Read and share Documented’s latest resource for immigrants

Around the U.S. 

Investigation: What really happened to 40 men who died in a cell in Juárez almost a year ago?

Almost a year ago, 40 men were left to die in a cell during a fire at a migrant detention center in Ciudad Juárez. Journalists look to uncover the truth. — Watch Lighthouse Report’s 16-minute video

Driving with Mr. Gil — A retiree teaches Afghan women the rules of the road:

One 82-year-old professor has probably taught more Afghan women in a California town to drive than there are women drivers in all Afghanistan. — The New York Times

Supreme Court extends block on Texas law that would allow police to arrest migrants:

Monday marks the second time Justice Samuel Alito has extended a pause on Texas’ S.B. 4. — PBS NewsHour

Washington D.C.

Biden toughened asylum screening. It won’t contain a new border surge:

Biden’s toughened asylum screening aims to reduce incentives for illegal border crossings, but analysts believe more resources and congressional action are needed. — Washington Post 

Goldman boosts GDP, jobs forecasts because of immigration: 

Goldman Sachs raised its projection for U.S. GDP and jobs growth for 2024 due to increased immigration. — Bloomberg 

Immigrant advocates push work permit fix as deadlines near:

Advocates urge the Biden administration to address work permit renewal backlogs to prevent tens of thousands of immigrants from losing their employment authorization. — Bloomberg Law

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