Chicago Asylum Seeker Clips – June 10, 2024

Chicago Sun-Times/WBEZ: Chicago’s homeless population increased threefold, a city snapshot shows, owing largely to migrants

WTTW: Number of Unhoused Chicagoans Tripled Amid Surge of Migrants, Survey Found

WBEZ: Chair of Illinois Democratic Party floats state law granting work permits to immigrants

“Any state proposal on work permit legislation for immigrants is expected to be an uphill battle because federal immigration law regulates work permits for non-U.S. citizens, experts say. But Hernandez said she is willing to test the limits of what authority states have in granting work permits.”

Axios Chicago: How border restrictions relate to the DNC

NBC Chicago: Broadway Armory restores park district programming after migrants moved from facility

Chicago Tribune: Migrant woman searches for husband who has vanished, a common occurrence as men struggle to find jobs (gift link)

National News

New York Times: Biden’s Border Crackdown Could Disproportionately Affect Families

“Parents with children represent 40 percent of migrants who crossed the southern border this year.”

New York Times: Biden Administration Considers Protection for Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens

“The steps under consideration include protecting them from deportation and providing access to work permits, according to three officials with knowledge of the discussions.”

CNN: Biden nears huge next move on immigration as he tries to win over Latinos in key state

“President Joe Biden is on the verge of soon following up last week’s executive action aimed at curbing border crossings with another move focused on providing legal status for long-term undocumented immigrants who are married to American citizens.”

Politico: Trump embraces harsh immigration rhetoric during Las Vegas rally

“Trump called Nevada, a key battleground state, a “dumping ground” for unauthorized immigrants and slammed President Joe Biden for unleashing a “nightmare” through his border policies that he argued were “totally destroying” Black and Hispanic Americans.”

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