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Immigration News Today: Supreme Court Rejects Texas and Louisiana Challenge in Favor of Biden Deportation Priorities

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

Immigration advocates rally for voting rights for permanent residents as case enters closing arguments:

Groups rallied ahead of closing arguments in Fossella v. New York City, which stopped a law to allow permanent residents to vote in local elections from being enacted. — News 12 The Bronx

NY bill to expand health care for immigrants doesn’t make it to debate:

State assembly lawmakers declined to take up a bill that would expand subsidized health care coverage to include more New Yorkers, regardless of their immigration status. — Buffalo News

Advocates, elected officials call on Orange County to support asylum seekers following preliminary injunction:

They said it was cruel for Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus’ actions to prevent New York City from sending migrants to the county for assistance. — Read NYIC’s statements and what elected officials are saying

Around the U.S. 

Neobank MAJORITY expands to U.S.-Mexico border to ease mobile banking services for new arrivals:

The mobile banking service opened its fourth and fifth service areas in the Florida cities of Hialeah and Orlando to help new migrants start bank accounts. — Forbes

Opinion: “Rising flood.” “Waves of migrants.” “No welcome mat” — immigrants are human beings, not faceless masses:

A new exhibition invites visitors to look at the faces and listen to the voices of 36 immigrants as they describe their experiences of making lives in the Hudson Valley. — Times Union

Forum discusses government policies that harm immigrant children:

Attendees at the Children at Risk forum raised concerns about the increased collaboration between federal and local law enforcement agencies. — KERA News

New study shows statistics about Portuguese immigrants, descendants in U.S.:

California is the state with the largest Portuguese American community (309,958), and Florida has seen the largest growth of Portuguese immigrants and descendants between 2006-2010 and 2016-2020. — Herald News

Washington D.C.

Supreme Court rejects Texas and Louisiana challenge in favor of Biden deportation priorities:

The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of letting the Biden administration set priorities for which undocumented immigrants to arrest. — The New York Times

Supreme Court upholds law against encouraging illegal immigration:

A 7-2 ruling overturned a lower court’s decision to strike down the provision in a case involving a Californian who deceived immigrants through a phony “adult adoption” program. — Reuters

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