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Immigration News Today: 2024 Migrant Deportations Exceed 2019 Peak By 50%

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. 

2024 migrant deportations exceed 2019 peak by 50%:

More than 135,000 immigrants were deported in the first half of the 2024 fiscal year. — NewsNation

Temporary farm workers get more protections against retaliation, other abuses under new rule:

Temporary farm workers will have more legal protections against employer retaliation, unsafe working conditions, and other abuses under a new Labor Department rule. — NBC News 

Republicans seeking Georgia congressional seat debate limits on immigration:

All of the candidates support more restrictions on immigration, including mass deportations of undocumented immigrants. — WGN Radio

New York

Nail salon workers’ reproductive health crisis exposed in new report:

Nail salon workers have seen higher rate of miscarriages and birth defects than the general population, and blame the chemicals used in their workplaces. — Documented 

NYC to hand out subway flyers to deter migrant children from selling candy:The city will hand out cards saying that unlicensed selling is illegal and can result in fines, and post fliers inside shelters housing migrant families. — The Gothamist

Washington D.C.

(Opinion) Biden should choose legal pathways over new restrictions:

Rather than ordering more immigration enforcement, the Biden administration should focus on expanding legal pathways, a former immigration official writes. — The Hill 

Immigration advocates see work permits as Biden’s best option: 

“It’s not just good policy, it’s good politics. Recent polling shows that two-thirds of voters in swing states support expanding work permits for undocumented immigrants,” an advocate said. — The Hill 

U.S., Mexico to clamp down on illegal immigration, leaders say:

U.S. and Mexican presidents said Sunday that they will move to decrease illegal crossings while addressing the economic and security problems leading people to migrate. — Reuters

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