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Immigration News Today: Trump Suggests Giving Green Cards To Foreign Graduates in the U.S.

Nancy Chen

Jun 24, 2024

Former President Trump in his first New York campaign rally in The Bronx. Photo by Rommel H Ojeda for Documented

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Washington D.C.

Trump floats idea to give foreign graduates in the US a green card:

“You graduate from a college, I think you should get automatically as part of your diploma a green card to be able to stay in this country, and that includes junior colleges too,” Trump said. — POLITICO

“Apply as soon as possible:” Lawyer explains Biden admin.’s plan for undocumented spouses:

President Biden’s new immigration plan grants legal status to undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens and DACA recipients, easing visa processes and protecting against deportation. — NBC News

Two Biden moves could reframe how U.S. voters see his immigration stance:

President Biden’s asylum restrictions and citizenship offer for undocumented immigrants aim to win over voters from both parties. — Spectrum News

Attorneys say new safety standards for migrant children in custody aren’t enough:

Attorneys for migrant children argue Biden’s new rules are insufficient, urging continued court oversight under the Flores agreement. — The Associated Press

New York

Detained migrants stage brief hunger strike over conditions:

During COVID-19, New York ICE jails provided free call minutes as visits ceased. Its end has sparked a brief hunger strike highlighting poor conditions. — City Limits

Around the U.S. 

Death of 12-year-old girl in Texas fuels Trump-Biden debate:

The two suspects charged with capital murder were found to be undocumented migrants, stirring debates among the presidential candidates. — NBC News

Supreme Court rules against California woman whose husband was denied entry to U.S.:

The man was refused a visa based on suspected links with gang MS-13 due to the husband’s tattoos, which he denies. — ABC News

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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