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Immigration News Today: Brooklyn Kitchen Provides Culinary Training for New NYC Immigrants

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

Inside a Brooklyn kitchen that trains migrants for restaurant jobs, lifting an industry:

Culinary Career Pathways for New New Yorkers, launched in April trains new immigrants in NYC for jobs in the food industry. — The Gothamist

Around the U.S.

Migrant crime is politically charged, but the reality is more complicated:

Attributing rising crime solely to migrants is complex because while some incidents involve migrants, others target them. Not tracking suspects’ immigration status also hinder accurate assessment. — NPR

While illegal crossings drop along U.S. border, migrants in Mexico grow desperate:

Desperate migrants from Latin America, including parents with small children, gather near the U.S. border in Ciudad Juárez, facing Texas-installed barriers. — CBS News

Immigration advocates demand better treatment of pregnant, nursing migrants at border:

“People with reproductive health needs should be in the care of their communities, not subjected to inhumane conditions in CBP custody,” advocates said. — Times of San Diego

Migrants, real and imagined, grip U.S. voters, 1,500 miles north of border:

In Wisconsin, Trump amplifies fear of migrants, despite few sightings. GOP politicians exploit incidents, blaming Biden for perceived crisis, while locals oppose politicization. — The Guardian

Washington D.C.

Biden’s new asylum rule would have “minimal” impact on unauthorized border crossings:

Most border arrivals bypass the credible fear process, making the rule’s impact minimal due to the small number affected. — NPR

Economists criticize Trump plan to deport longtime immigrant workers:

For every one million unauthorized immigrant workers deported from the U.S., 88,000 native U.S. workers would be driven out of employment. — Forbes

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