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Immigration News Today: White House Creates New Immigration Court to Fast-Track Asylum Claims

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.

Washington D.C.

New immigration court docket aims to speed up removals of newly arrived migrants:

Migrants settling in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York will be placed in a “recent arrivals docket” that aims to have judges rule on their claims within 180 days. — The Associated Press 

(Opinion) The way we talk about immigrants has changed. Now the country could too: Shifting U.S. immigration attitudes and policies towards immigrants, emphasizing security over economic growth, could harm the U.S. — MSNBC

New York

City starts assessing “extenuating circumstances” for migrants seeking more shelter time:

None of those reapplying for shelter at the reticketing center interviewed by City Limits had been informed about the new settlement terms or the conditions under which they might be able to extend their shelter stays. — City Limits 

Around the U.S. 

Texas lawmakers urge President Biden to extend work permits:

Elected Latino lawmakers from across Texas to grant work permits to long-term immigrants. — KVUE

The latest hotspot for illegal border crossings is San Diego. But routes change quickly: 

There has been an overall decline in the southern border, but arrests in the San Diego sector increased 10.6% from March to 37,370 in April. — The Associated Press 

Six men charged with staging robberies in Chicago area to get visas reserved for crime victims: 

Two men staged the robbery, while the remaining four pretended to be victims so they could apply for U visa. — CBS News

Federal judge orders ICE to end “knock and talk” arrests of immigrants in Southern California: 

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that the practice of federal immigration agents in Southern California arresting individuals in their homes without a judicial warrant is unconstitutional and must stop. — Los Angeles Times

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