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Immigration News Today: U.S. Could Ease Green Cards for Undocumented Immigrants Married to Citizens

Nancy Chen

Jun 12, 2024

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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.

Biden admin. considers protecting undocumented immigrants married to citizens:

The Biden administration is considering protecting undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens from deportation, offering work permits and easing green card access. — NBC News

What does the border look like a week after Biden executive action?

Officials on the front line say migrant numbers remain high, the order is not acting as a deterrent, and not much has changed. — NewsNation

(Poll) Trump and Biden neck and neck nationally and in battlegrounds:Voters prioritize the economy, inflation, and the border over Trump’s guilty verdict, which hasn’t significantly reshaped the race. Biden’s support is driven by anti-Trump sentiment. — CBS News

New York

The trials and triumphs of asylum seekers and migrants in New York City:

As part of the Just Conversations series by the Center for Brooklyn History and Brooklyn Org, Documented reporters discussed the trials and triumphs of the over 200,000 asylum seekers who have arrived in New York City since spring 2022. — Documented 

City Council passes bills to survey migrants’ health needs and work obstacles:

The data will help the city understand how it has supported work permit applications, health care access, and other migrant programs to identify gaps in its work, said Council member Carlina Rivera. — City Limits

Around the U.S. 

Chicago activists push to get immigrants work permits:

Activists want President Biden to take executive action and issue emergency work permits for all immigrants, including new arrivals and people who were here for years. — CBS News

Educators fear Arizona immigration ballot proposal will harm schoolchildren:

The proposed ballot measure would allow local and state officers to arrest people at schools, churches and hospitals that could be detained and deported. — NBC News

Some nationalities escape Biden’s asylum ban because deportation flights are scarce:Biden’s asylum suspension faces challenges including scarce deportation flights, lack of resources, diplomatic limitations and logistical hurdles. — Associated Press

Nancy Chen

Hongyu (Nancy) Chen is a Chinese-English bilingual reporter who graduated from Columbia Journalism School. She writes about immigrant communities and older adults in New York City. She also specializes in documentary filmmaking. Prior to Columbia, she studied International Relations at the Australian National University.



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