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Immigration News Today: Florida Lawmakers Push Immigration Reforms for Venezuelan Nationals

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. 

Florida lawmakers advocate for immigration reforms for Venezuelan nationals: 

Florida Democratic Representatives are advocating for providing pathways for Venezuelan refugees to permanent residency and strengthen democracy in Venezuela. — Spectrum News 1

A new challenge for asylum-seekers: Lawyer shortages:

Without professional legal help, many asylum-seekers with legitimate claims face serious risks of deportation back to their home countries. — The New York Times

Map shows states with most migrant deportation orders:

New York, Texas and California are the states with the most migrant deportation orders, court records obtained by the Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse shows. — Newsweek

Feds bust more immigrant “stash houses”:

Almost 500 homes containing about 5,000 people were discovered in three years as part of the effort by Texas state troopers to find migrant “stash houses.” — NewsNation

New York

Migrants and advocates brace for stricter rules in NYC shelters as evictions loom:

Some 250 migrants’ shelter stays will expire between May 22 and May 27, City Hall spokesperson said. — The Gothamist

Can New York lawmakers agree on immigration laws before the session ends?

In the final weeks of the 2024 session, NY legislators are debating two opposing bills on law enforcement’s role in immigration, amid asylum seekers’ advocacy for better integration support. — CBS News

Washington D.C.

Noncitizen voting becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging:

Republicans argue that legislation is needed to protect the sanctity of the vote as the country faces unprecedented levels of “illegal immigration” at the border. — The Associated Press 

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