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Immigration News Today: Roosevelt Hotel Opens for Migrant Families

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

600 children would lose child care with end of free NYC program for undocumented families:

If the City Council approves Mayor Eric Adams’ proposed budget, which slashes the Promise NYC pilot program, many low-income, undocumented immigrant families will lose child care. — THE CITY

Roosevelt Hotel opens as asylum seekers arrival center, will house families with children:

The hotel in Midtown will be the official port of entry for asylum seekers following the closure of the welcoming center at Port Authority. Legal, medical, and other services will be provided. — CBS New York

Around the U.S. 

Afghans left behind by U.S. government crossed a jungle to get here anyway:

Thousands of Afghans have crossed the treacherous Darién Gap to escape the Taliban and their country’s economic collapse in the last 17 months. — The New York Times

Mother of 8-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody says pleas for hospital care were denied:

The girl died Wednesday on what her mother said was the family’s ninth day in Border Patrol custody. Requests for an ambulance were denied repeatedly, including on that day. — AP News

Migrants sleep in Chicago police stations as shelters strain:

Officials said they cannot afford to rent hotel rooms for all migrants and asked for more federal funding. Some migrants seeking a safe place to sleep have turned to police stations. — Reuters

Washington D.C.

DHS directs agencies to review who has access to classified information, following Pentagon leak:

Those leaked documents disclosed a blunt US intelligence assessment of the war in Ukraine, as well as details revealing US intelligence collection on allies. — CNN

U.S. Supreme Court dismisses dispute over Title 42 border expulsions:The Supreme Court removed the case from its argument calendar after the Justice Department said the case would become moot because Title 42 would expire. — Reuters

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