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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.

New York

What counts as self-defense in New York?

Documented’s research on news consumption among NYC immigrants showed public safety is the most consumed news topic among Chinese immigrants. We created a new resource to answer their questions. — Documented

New membership program helps immigrants impacted by legal systems:

Envision Freedom Fund’s free program aims to connect immigrants affected by the legal system with support and leadership opportunities.— Read more

Around the U.S. 

Chinese immigrants seek a new life in L.A. suburb after harrowing journey:

The increase in immigrants since December has inspired some in Monterey Park’s Chinese community to volunteer, while others grumble that the newcomers are here illegally.— chinese-border-crossers-seek-new-life”>Los Angeles Times

Federal investigation finds Mcdonald’s franchisees let minors to work longer, later than law permits, operate dangerous equipment:

The Department of Labor discovered 83 children working at 16 McDonald’s outlets in Texas and Louisiana, breaching child labor regulations. — Department of Labor

Washington D.C.

Biden’s asylum restrictions introduced more stringent rules than Congress allowed, judge says:

A federal judge determined it would contravene a fundamental principle of law if agencies could arbitrarily fabricate additional barriers to asylum that Congress did not intend. — Austin Kocher on Substack

USCIS will conduct second H-1B lottery this year:

The initial lottery was tainted by widespread allegations of fraud, as certain individuals collaborated to submit multiple petitions, with some people filing dozens. — USCIS

Biden’s new asylum policy, which a judge blocked this week, contributed to a plunge in border crossings:

Administration officials say the drop in crossings at the southern border is in part the result of migrants taking advantage of new alternative opportunities. — The New York Times

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