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Immigration News Today: U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas to Detain, Deport 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

Provide a lawyer for every migrant? NYC comptroller says it’ll pay off:

NYC Comptroller Brad Lander’s report suggests that providing legal representation for migrants facing deportation could generate $8.4 billion in new economic benefits for federal, state and local governments. — Gothamist

Around the U.S.

U.S. Supreme court allows Texas to detain, deport migrants:

Advocates called SB4 “one of the most extreme anti-immigrant laws ever passed by any state legislature” in the country. — Al Jazeera

Appeals court blocks Texas immigration law shortly after Supreme Court action:

The decision comes just hours after the Supreme Court ruled that SB 4 could go into effect. — NBC News

LAPD forms task force for migrant burglar gangs targeting rich neighborhoods:

LAPD detectives arrested an organized group responsible for several burglaries, last month, whom officers believe was going to commit more crimes. — WPDE

After Laken Riley killing, a Georgia bill prompts fears of an immigration crackdown:

Georgia Republican lawmakers are advancing a bill that would require local and state police to identify, arrest and detain undocumented immigrants. — LAist

Founder of employment law firm donates $100,000 toward Chicago’s migrant crisis:

The founder of Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C., a Chicago law firm, donates $100,000 to support Instituto del Progreso Latino, an organization providing resources and assistance to immigrants in the city. — Chicago Tribune

Washington D.C.

Lawmakers say they’ve reached deal with White House to ramp up Afghan visas:

Congressional leaders and the White House agreed to provide 12,000 Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan nationals who assisted the U.S. — Fronteras

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