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Immigration News Today: NYC and Bus Companies Vie in Court Over $700M in Migrant Costs

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 and bus companies vie in court with $700M in migrant costs is on the line: 

A court battle began Thursday between the city and bus companies over costs for sheltering migrants bused to the city, with a century-old law and interstate travel rights up for debate. — Gothamist

Job placement and training opportunities for migrants with work permits in New York:

Multiple organizations are helping migrants access job training and placement opportunities. Documented highlighted some of them in a new resource article. — Documented

Around the U.S. 

(Opinion) How the federal government can help cities absorb new migrants: 

A migration expert suggests the federal government expedite work permits, engage with diaspora communities for support, and provide incentives for host communities to offer assistance for immigrants. — The Conversation 

Voters consider immigration top problem in U.S., poll shows: 

A poll conducted in April found 27% of Americans said immigration is the top problem facing the nation. — News Nation 

Immigrant workers are helping boost the U.S. labor market: 

The increase of immigrant workers is expected to boost gross domestic product over the next decade by $7 trillion. — CNBC 

Kansas has a new border security mission and tougher penalties for killing police dogs: 

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly faces potential legal battles with the GOP-controlled Legislature over support for Texas in border security disputes and other clashes. — Associated Press 

Washington D.C.

Biden admin. says 100,000 expects migrants are expected to enroll in Obamacare next year: 

Thousands of DACA recipients will be able to access tax breaks when they sign up for coverage after the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace enrollment begins on Nov. 1. — The Associated Press 

Justice Department plans to sue Iowa over new state immigration law: 

The Iowa law interferes with the federal government’s authority to enforce immigration law, the DOJ writes. — Associated Press 

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