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Immigration News Today: Asylum Seekers Face Accelerated Deadline to Find Lawyers

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. 

A new hurdle for asylum seekers — 4 hours to find a lawyer:

Migrants detained at the border previously had at least 24 hours to find an attorney for their initial asylum screenings. — New York Times

Long delays, hurdles persist for asylum seekers in Chicago looking for work permits:

Insufficient legal resources and lengthy bureaucratic processes are keeping asylum seekers from obtaining work permits. — CBS News

Arizona will vote on whether to let local law enforcement arrest migrants:

The law would allow local police to arrest migrants crossing the border illegally. Critics fear racial profiling, while proponents hope it can curb illegal immigration. — CNN

What will President Biden’s executive action mean for migrants who have come to Chicago?

The executive order won’t immediately affect asylum seekers already in Chicago but may reduce the future influx of migrants to the city. — CBS News

New York

It’s Caribbean American Heritage Month. Here’s how to celebrate in New York:

We’ve created a list of events to experience during the 2024 Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations in NYC. — Documented

Washington D.C.

Immigration group analyzes Biden’s asylum ban:

The American Immigration Council provides a detailed explanation of what President Biden’s new asylum restrictions actually do, in practice. — American Immigration Council 

Takeaways from Biden’s big immigration move: Complaints come from the left and right:

The left criticizes Biden’s executive order as Trump-like and disappointing, undermining asylum seekers’ rights, while the right accuses him of delayed action on the border. — Chicago Sun Times

President Biden’s asylum ban at the border goes into effect:

As soon as border crossings reach an average of 2,500 for seven consecutive days, border officials will make use of Biden’s new policy to prevent migrants from entering the U.S. — Documented 

Growing frustration on immigration threatens to erode Biden’s Latino support:

Latino voters are increasingly frustrated because of perceived failures on Biden’s immigration reform promises, eroding their trust in Democrats. — NBC News

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