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Immigration News Today: NYC Responds to Skyrocketing Demand for Adult English Classes

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

NYC responds to skyrocketing demand for adult English classes:

The city has been injecting funds into community-based organizations, offering beginner-level programming, and expanding in-person classes at libraries. — Epicenter NYC

NYC moves ahead with e-bike battery charging hub for delivery workers near City Hall:

The increasing number of fatal fires sparked by lithium ion batteries used in e-bikes has prompted the city to set up safe places for workers to charge their e-bikes. — Gothamist

Around the U.S. 

Biden admin. gives California $45 million to help recently arrived migrants:

The funding is part of a $300 million national effort announced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday. — Los Angeles Times

Feds send $19.3 million for Chicago, state of Illinois to cover soaring migrant costs:

The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago will split equally $19.3 million of the same federal funding to help pay for migrant care. — Chicago Sun Times

More than 1 million Indians waiting for highly skilled immigrant visas:

Many highly skilled professionals from India face potentially decades-long waits to get a Green Card. — Forbes

Washington D.C.

Cuba calls on U.S. to ease sanctions on eve of migration talks:Cuba wants the U.S. to end special treatment of Cubans entering the U.S. amid economic upheaval on the island. — Reuters

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