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Immigration News Today: Undocumented Immigrant Population Doubles in 3 Years

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. 

Undocumented immigration population in U.S. appears to have doubled in 3 years:

Since 2021, U.S. authorities have encountered 11.3 million migrants, while some 10.2 million were estimated to live in the United States at the end of 2020. — The National Desk

Extremists target faith-based groups that assist migrants:

For decades, faith-based organizations have helped federal authorities and local governments manage influxes of migrants. Now, charities fear for the safety of their employees. — New York Times

New military base opens along Texas-Mexico border:

A new base in Eagle Pass housing up to 2,300 National Guard members, as a part of “Operation Lone Star,” will cost some $131 million to operate through September. — NewsNation

Man who claims he’s a U.S. citizen repeatedly has been deported to Mexico. It’s complicated:

Many people claiming U.S. citizenship through family ties were wrongly deported due to complex laws and ICE procedural issues, highlighting the need for thorough investigations. — KERA 

Migrants in Chicago adjust to life in their new city:

Migrants in Chicago are prioritizing learning English as they build lives outside city shelters. Some are finding  stability, jobs, and housing. — Chicago Sun Times

New York

The history of the oldest Chinese school in NYC:The 115-year-old school is encountering both opportunities and new challenges in the post-pandemic era. — Documented

Washington D.C.

Lengthy immigrant detention can be unconstitutional, U.S. appeals court rules:

A U.S. appeals court in New York ruled that prolonged detention of green card holders without bail hearings can violate constitutional rights, but set no strict time limit. — Reuters

Biden is said to be finalizing plans for migrant limits:

The White House is reportedly planning a southern border clampdown to deny asylum requests and entry once migrant encounters exceed a daily threshold. — The Associated Press 

New citizens will head to the polls this year:

Some 3.5 million adults of voting age are estimated to have been naturalized in the U.S. since the 2020 election, University of California San Diego data shows. — NPR

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