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Stories of the Week: July 1st

Happy Friday and 4th of July Weekend! From migrants becoming Americans to a ruling protecting migrants sheltered at Annunciation House, these are the top stories impacting the well-being of immigrants this week. Marko Sanchez  


TOP STORY OF THE WEEK

Migrants share their stories of chasing the American Dream. The 4th of July serves as a reminder to many that the fight is not over.  



NATIONAL STORIES OF THE WEEK

At the Conference of Mayors in Kansas City, a bipartisan resolution aimed at attracting high-skill laborers to the Midwest was passed.  

 


The US has conducted its largest deportation flight since 2018, deporting hundreds of Chinese migrants amid increasing calls for border security in the White House.


Undocumented residents can receive four-year driver’s licenses, which remove potential exposure of a driver’s immigration status.



INTERNATIONAL STORIES OF THE WEEK

The US will begin a program with President Mulino's administration to curb migration before it reaches the US-Mexico border

  


Labour takes control of parliament after 14 years in opposition, charting a new path to accepting asylum seekers while curbing small boat immigration.




The far-right government laid out a plan to crack down on immigration, even limiting student and work visas. 






HEART-WARMERS OF THE WEEK





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Marko Sanchez serves as the Communications Intern at the Im/migrant Well-Being Scholar Collaborative. They assist in creating public-facing communications and content such as social media posts, website blogs, and press releases.

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