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Immigration News Today: New Immigrant Legal Services Office At Queens College

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

Immigrant legal services office opens at Queens College:

Queens College became the fifth full-time location for CUNY Citizenship Now! on Tuesday, providing free legal assistance for immigrant students and their families. — Queens Daily Eagle

Around the U.S.

Texas’ S.B. 4 is worse than you think:

S.B. 4 “is a very strong law because many families are going to be broken, and it’s supposed to be that here in the United States, one protects the unity of the family,” said a migrant, who would be affected by the law if it passed. — Slate

U.S. migrant crisis shifts from Texas to California border:

Border Patrol agents are now dropping off some 900 people a day at bus and train stations in San Diego. — BBC

City Council votes 30-18 to spend $70M more to care for migrants in Chicago:

The City Council unanimously agreed to accept $48 million in federal and state grants to care for the asylum seekers in a separate vote. — WTTW

Despite a fortified border, migrants will keep coming, analysts agree. Here’s why:

Analysts anticipate rising migrant numbers despite US border enforcement, citing global trends. Texas’ measures face scrutiny amid ongoing migration patterns. — NPR

Washington D.C.

Civil rights groups call for funds for representation in immigration court:

“Studies have revealed that immigrants represented by legal counsel are five times more likely to obtain legal relief,” the group wrote. — The Hill

(Opinion) The Republican Party’s dangerous new rhetoric around immigration:

Rhetoric is dangerous as the immigration debate leans on emotion over logic. Fear of difference, culturally or racially, often overwhelms factual discourse. — Times of San Diego

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