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Immigration News Today: Trump Suggests Chinese Migrants Are in the U.S. to Build an “Army”

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

Trump suggests Chinese migrants are in the US to build an “army.” The migrants tell another story:

The experience of undocumented Chinese migrants in NYC is a far cry from the picture Trump seeks to depict. — ABC News

Around the U.S. 

Immigrant drivers feel trapped in the long hours and low pay: 

Immigrants turn to Uber and Lyft for income because of language barriers and the lack of work authorization, but they need to work longer hours for low wages to make ends meet. — Business Insider

Panama’s next president to shut down Darién jungle migration route:

Over 500,000 people used the route last year. — CBS News

Immigrants don’t crowd out U.S.-born professionals, new study finds:

The increase of foreign-born labor brings positive effects to the U.S. workforce and economy, without crowding out native professionals. — Forbes

Washington D.C.

Is Biden’s border plan working? Here’s how the top immigration official says it is: 

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas believes the Biden administration’s immigration strategy is effective, citing decreased migration numbers and increased removals compared to previous years. — Texas Public Radio

Trump says he’d deport “anti-American” protesters in bizarre rally speech:

“If you come here from another country and try to bring jihadism or anti-Americanism or antisemitism to our campuses, we will immediately deport you, you’ll be out of that school,” Trump continued. — Rolling Stone

Trump restricted legal immigration in his first term. Will it happen again?

Trump’s immigration focus encompasses both border security and legal immigration. His Project 2025 outlines drastic cuts to foreign workers and tighter regulations. — NBC News

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