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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

Columbia students ask feds to probe alleged anti-Palestinian bias on campus:

Several Palestinian students at Columbia filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, alleging university officials have discriminated against Palestinian, Muslim, and Arab students for months. — The Gothamist

New York State aims to boost financial literacy among Latinos:

The New York Department of State granted over $1 million to NYC community organizations to provide one-on-one coaching with experienced financial professionals targeting the Latino community. — ABC7 NY

Around the U.S.

Migrants in Fresno, California, eligible for $500 monthly payments:

150 households will be chosen for the continuous checks delivered to recipients through prepaid debit cards. — Newsweek

The real migrant bus king of North America isn’t the Texas governor. It’s Mexico’s president:

Mexico’s immigration agency has intensified a busing program aiming to diminish migrants’ chances of reaching the U.S. border by sending them to south Mexico. — USA Today

After long journey, 15 migrant couples marry in group ceremony in Chicago:

Mostly from Venezuela, some couples said they had postponed their wedding as getting married in Venezuela is expensive and has complicated paperwork. — Chicago Sun Times

Washington D.C.

GOP plan will make immigrants feel unsafe, advocates argue:

GOP senators are considering a law forcing local authorities to help federal immigration agents in detaining people believed to be undocumented, which was passed in North Carolina, creating concerns about racial profiling. — WCNC

As border debate shifts right, Sen. Alex Padilla emerges as persistent counterforce for immigrants:

Senator Alex Padilla advocates for immigrant potential in shaping America’s workforce and asserts a progressive stance on immigration amid political challenges. — The Associated Press

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