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Immigration News Today: These Employers Want More Work Permits, Not Deportations

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.

Trump wants to deport millions. These employers propose a different solution:

Many companies want the government to issue work permits to longtime undocumented immigrants to expand their hiring pool amid a labor shortage. — CNN

Lawmakers say legislation needed to sustain migrant drop:

Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Tony Gonzales urged congressional action on border security, noting the current drop in migrant crossings is likely temporary. — POLITICO

New York

The Chinese democracy movement reckons with its #MeToo moment

The Chinese diaspora democracy movement raises the question of whether older generation activists can work with younger ones in the context of #MeToo. — Documented

City starts enforcing stricter re-sheltering rules for adult migrants, as advocates stand guard:

With few legal services available, it’s almost impossible for migrants to get their stay extended in city-run shelters. — City Limits

Clock ticking for bill to expand healthcare to NY’s undocumented immigrants

A bill to expand health coverage to undocumented migrants using federal surplus funds, faces opposition over cost concerns. — Gothamist

Around the U.S. 

(Opinion) The U.S. is reviving the worst of its immigration history, to all of our peril:

Like it did 100 years ago, anti-immigrant rhetoric today falsely claims immigrants threaten the economy and culture, a professor writes. — The Hill

National Spelling Bee reflects impact of immigrants from India:

Indian American dominance in the Scripps Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of the nation’s second-largest immigrant group. — The Associated Press

Myanmar refugees in Thailand start interviews for U.S. resettlement:

The Thai government said it hopes the first group may get to move by the end of the year. — VOA News

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