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Immigration News Today: NYC Sues 30 Counties for Their Anti-Migrant Policies

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 York City to get $104.6 million in federal funds to cover costs for for asylum seekers:

The city will get about a third of the federal funds allocated through the Shelter and Services Program, totaling about $104.6 million. — POLITICO

As New York skies darken, delivery workers help each other:

As smog painted the skies ochre, workers like Antonio Solís, who delivers food for DoorDash, were left alone, worried about the sting in their eyes and itch in their throats. — Labor Notes

New York City sues 30 New York counties over “xenophobic” executive orders hindering services to asylum seekers:

The lawsuit seeks for the court to declare the counties’ executive orders as null and void, and to invalidate them as in excess of authority and abuse of discretion. — Read more

Around the U.S. 

New Hampshire senate passes $15.2 billion budget, includes last-minute compromise on immigration checkpoints:

Senate Republicans agreed to Democrats’ demands that law enforcement give advance notice of immigration checkpoints. — New Hampshire Bulletin

Prosecuting Florida’s migrant flights would face legal hurdles: 

Legal analysts say holding anyone civilly or criminally accountable for private planes chartered by the Florida government would most likely be dependent on proving if migrants were misled when boarding the planes. — The New York Times

Opinion — Florida immigrant exodus could spell workforce disaster:

About 28% of Florida’s essential workers and 26% of its total workforce are immigrants, giving credence to Republicans’ concerns that a mass exodus could endanger the state’s economy. — Pensacola News Journal

U.S. immigrants particularly vulnerable to food insecurity: 

The researchers determined that increasing awareness about federal nutrition assistance programs could reduce food insecurity disparities between immigrants and U.S.-born individuals. — University of Utah Health

Undocumented immigrants in Harris County, Texas, could see monthly checks of $500 for a year:

A pilot universal basic income program passed with a 4-1 vote. It allocates $20.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to as many as 1,600 families. — Newsweek

Watch — Guatemalan-Maya Center helps people navigate new immigration laws:

The center said it has seen more immigrants seeking its help in Florida, and some have wanted help moving to places they say are more immigrant-friendly. — WPTV

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