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Immigration News Today: Biden Sends 1,500 Soldiers to the Border Ahead of Title 42 Change

Fisayo Okare

May 04, 2023

President Joe Biden speaks to the press.

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

New Jersey mayor says racial profiling prevented him from attending White House Ramadan celebration: Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah said the U.S. Secret Service denied him entry to the White House for an event with hundreds of guests. — CNN

Around the U.S. 

How the Telugu immigrant community is instilling their culture in the next generation: Telugu photographer Akash Pamarthy explored the Telugu-speaking Indian community and identity in the U.S. through family, keepsakes, festivals and food. — NPR’s Picture Show

Abbott slammed for invoking immigration status of shooting victims: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s consistent focus on casting undocumented immigrants as dangerous in his state is consistent with him casting last week’s mass killing as internal to a marginalized community. —  The Washington Post

Chicago mayor criticizes Abbott’s resumption of migrant busing to cities: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote that Abbott’s lack of coordination in an attempt to score political points has affected Chicago’s ability to receive migrants in a safe, orderly, and dignified way. — ABC News

Mexican immigration agency head to stand trial in deadly migrant center fire: A judge ordered Francisco Garduño to stand trial for charges that he failed to protect the 40 migrants who died in a fire at a border detention center in March. — NBC News

Washington D.C.

USCIS concerned applicants are manipulating the H-1B visa system to gain unfair advantage: USCIS data show the low annual H-1B limit would have led to a rejection of over 75% of H-1B registrations for FY 2024, even if multiple registrations were excluded. — Forbes

Biden admin. deploying 1,500 active-duty troops to southern border : The service members will be deployed for 90 days and will provide operational support to U.S. immigration authorities ahead of the termination of Title 42. — CBS News

Fisayo Okare

Fisayo writes Documented’s "Early Arrival" newsletter and "Our City" column. She is an MSc. graduate of Columbia Journalism School, New York, and earned her BSc. degree in Mass Comm. from Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.




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