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Immigration News Today: Voters Say Closing Border Best Way to Limit Illegal Immigration

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. 

Voters say closing border best way to limit undocumented immigration:

Respondents said they preferred President Trump (46%) over President Biden (26%) to handle the southern border, the most recent NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ poll shows. — NewsNation

Grand jury indicts Laken Riley murder suspect on 10 counts:

Jose Ibarra, 26, was indicted with malice murder and felony murder in connection with the death of Riley. — ABC News

WeChat, snakeheads and the new era of global migration:

Technological advancement and human smuggling and trafficking are helping migration around the world grow at a never-seen-before scale. — NBC News

New York

New data suggests political repression, slowing economy driving irregular Chinese migration to U.S.:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection data has shown a sharp increase in encounters with Chinese nationals in recent years. — Niskanen Center

NJ eyes ways to protect workers from the heat while business groups object:

A proposed bill would require employers to provide breaks, monitor exposure and offer cool-down areas for workers in extreme heat, but opponents say it would hurt businesses. — Gothamist

NYC reveals nationwide lack of housing for immigrant workers:

As NYC grapples with a surge of over 175,000 immigrants, it needs comprehensive efforts from local, state, and federal levels to increase affordable housing. — Business Insider

Washington D.C.

Biden administration set to pitch new asylum changes:

The Biden administration plans to shift eligibility determinations from the interview stage to the initial screening stage. — POLITICO

Mexico tightens travel rules on Peruvians in a show of visa diplomacy to slow migration to U.S.:

Mexico started requiring visas for Peruvians in response to a major influx of migrants from South America. — The Associated Press

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