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Immigration News Today: More Work Permits Available for Green Card and Asylum Applicants

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.

Washington D.C.

More work permits available, but few for undocumented immigrants:

The Biden administration expanded work permits last Thursday for a large number of immigrants, including asylum seekers and green card applicants. — The Hill

New York

In the shadow of Hamptons mansions, workmen spend their winters living in the woods: 

Workers in the Hamptons — mostly undocumented immigrants — are paid enough to afford a room or designated sofa from April to September. But in colder months, when they cannot afford a room, they live in the woods. — The New York Times

NY AG warns against scams in Uber and Lyft wage theft settlements:

Uber and Lyft drivers may qualify for settlement money, but there is only one way to get it. — Read more about it on Documented

Broadway star speaks out about immigration ordeal:

Antonio Rodriguez, now 26, was brought into the U.S. from Mexico at age 2. He spoke about the parallels between his Hadestown character, Orpheus, and his own life. — Spectrum News NY 1 

Second ever Black woman promoted to lieutenant at FDNY:

American-born Guyanese Tracy Lewis shared how she works to grow recruitment, retention, and youth empowerment within the New York City Fire Department. — Caribbean Life

Listen: Our investigation into Adams’ campaign fundraising:

Listen to April Xu, Documented’s Chinese Community correspondent, talk about her investigations with The City into Mayor Adams’ campaign fundraising. — WBAI

Around the U.S. 

How immigrants are helping boost the U.S. job market without affecting inflation:

Economists believe the post-pandemic surge in immigration is a key reason the economy has been able to grow steadily without pushing inflation higher. — NBC News

Surge in immigration results in a new normal for job growth:

The labor market remains strong, in no small part due to immigration, economic experts say. — Market Watch

Texas is trying to upend who controls U.S. immigration policy: If the courts allow such an infringement, the consequences for immigrants and Texans of color who could be profiled as immigrants, would be devastating. — TIME

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