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Stories of the Week: June 10th

Happy Friday! From immigration issues on the presidential campaign trail to the efforts of Mauritanian Americans providing a home away from home for their arriving compatriots, these are the top stories impacting the well-being of immigrants this week. Marko Sanchez


TOP STORY OF THE WEEK

President Biden faces mounting pressure to act beyond last week’s executive order. Meanwhile, former President Trump continues to fan xenophobic, anti-immigrant flames that are blazing across the political landscape.





NATIONAL STORIES OF THE WEEK

Following last week's executive order, families are pressing President Biden to expedite the residency processes for spouses of US Citizens.



A federal court heard arguments on an Iowa law allowing local law enforcement to order deportations for previously deported individuals.



State lawmakers test the authority of state power over the federal laws by searching avenues for a work permit authorization program.



INTERNATIONAL STORIES OF THE WEEK

Due to a lack of funds, Mexican authorities are attempting a new strategy of arresting and transporting migrants to southern Mexico: to "wear them out" before they reach the Mexico-US border.


As the far-right gains momentum through anti-immigration rhetoric in France and Germany, the British public is not buying what Nigel Farage, UK Reform leader, is selling.


HEART-WARMERS OF THE WEEK




Thank you for reading the IWB Stories of the Week series!

Stay tuned for next week's edition.




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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