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Immigration News Today: How Immigrants and Their Children Fit into the Labor Market

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.

Around the U.S. 

How immigrants and their U.S.-born children fit into the future U.S. labor market:

A new report notes that the U.S.’s 47.6 million workers who are immigrants or the U.S.-born children of immigrants play a vital role in meeting U.S. workforce needs. — Migration Policy Institute

After 25 years of selling tamales in Chicago, an undocumented immigrant mother returns to Mexico without her family: 

Battling health problems and a ticking clock, Claudia Perez returned to Mexico alone, giving up on her goal of raising enough money to reunite her family in their hometown. — Chicago Tribune 

Over 500,000 undocumented immigrants detained under Operation Lone Star, Texas reports: 

Nearly 42,000 people were arrested on criminal charges as part of Texas’ crackdown, according to Gov. Greg Abbott. — News 4 San Antonio 

Chicago to have one unified system for homeless and migrants, city and state officials say: 

The two shelter systems currently compete for limited affordable housing resources, but advocates say combining the systems will reduce wasted time and effort. — Chicago Tribune 

Migrant apprehensions are down at the Texas border. Have state policies had an impact? 

Experts say it’s difficult to measure the impact of Texas’ border buildup because it’s just one piece of a complex phenomenon, and migration is increasing globally. — Texas Tribune

New York

Immigrant construction workers secure victory in 4-year battle for workplace safety:

Thanks to a new Department of Labor amendment, workers can establish safety committees that give them the power to refuse tasks they deem unsafe. — Documented

New York Legal Assistance Group offers free immigration legal services to the Bronx: 

Those in need of assistance can set up an appointment at Council Member Eric Dinowitz’s office. — Bronx Times

Washington D.C.

White House weighs immigration relief for spouses of US citizens:

The White House is considering providing temporary legal status and work permits to undocumented immigrants married to American citizens. — Reuters

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