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Immigration News Today: Six People Presumed Dead After Baltimore Bridge Collapse Are Immigrant Workers

Nancy Chen

Mar 29, 2024

A historic photo of Frances Scott Key Bridge, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, August 3, 1988

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Around the U.S. 

(Analysis) Six people presumed dead after Baltimore bridge collapse are immigrant workers

The six missing, presumed dead after a cargo ship hit a bridge in Baltimore, were immigrant workers. — CNN

40% of migrants fail to establish “credible fear” required for asylum, USCIS says:

Asylum officers reported 61,304 out of 154,595 interviews conducted from last March through the first two weeks in March of this year in San Diego failed to establish “a credible fear.” — News Nation Now

New York

Meet the immigrant leader helping New Yorkers in need, one meal at a time:

As the executive director of the Campaign Against Hunger for 26 years, Dr. Melony Samuels has been tackling food insecurity and promoting community health in Brooklyn and beyond.

Asylum seekers: Tips for application process from immigration experts:

Check out our guide to smoothly navigate the asylum application and avoid pitfalls.

As immigration debate swirls, Girl Scouts welcome hundreds of young migrants:

Girl Scouts Troop 6000 welcomes hundreds of young migrant girls living in New York City’s largest emergency shelter, offering support in their uncertain lives. — CBS News

NYC launches English Learning and Support Centers in immigrant-dense neighborhoods:

The program has also been extended to over 60 branches of the Queens, Brooklyn and New York Public Library. — NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigration Affairs

(Opinion) NYC’s sanctuary policies make our city safer:

Mayor Adams dismissing due process in immigration proceedings, but NYC’s sanctuary policies protect immigrants and keep the city safe, two NYC council members say. — Council Members Alexa Avilés and Shahana Hanif

Washington D.C.

Who could sway the outcome of the U.S. election? Mexico’s President:

Mexico’s president has significant influence over the U.S. election due to the country’s role in immigration enforcement and cooperation with the White House. — The New York Times

H-1B Form I-129 filing location change and FY 2025 H-1B cap season updates and reminders:

All paper-based H-1B and H-1B1 (HSC) Form I-129 petitions must be filed at USCIS lockbox locations. — USCIS

Nancy Chen

Hongyu (Nancy) Chen is a Chinese-English bilingual reporter who graduated from Columbia Journalism School. She writes about immigrant communities and older adults in New York City. She also specializes in documentary filmmaking. Prior to Columbia, she studied International Relations at the Australian National University.

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