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Immigration News Today: CoreCivic on Track to Continue ICE Detention in New Jersey

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

City rolling out 60-day notices for asylum seekers to find alternative housing:

The policy will apply to single adult migrants, not to children or families. Those impacted will receive a 60-day notice with extensive casework services to explore alternative housing. — Documented

Undocumented Mexican families reunite using visitor visas:

The Bustos family are among 7,500 families that El Club Migrante de Chinelos de Morelos en Nueva York has helped reunite. — Documented

How immigrants can protect themselves from financial scams:

Documented has compiled resources for the Chinese community to avoid common financial scams and to help victims of scams. — Read the full list here

A tent encampment under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is now home for some migrants:

Such encampments could become the norm if Mayor Eric Adams retreats on the city’s right-to-shelter rules, housing advocates say. — Gothamist

Spoiled food sickens kids in shelter again, leading migrants to walk out:

Bhrags Home Care Corp. has a $4.5 million city contract to run the shelter at the Bayview Inn Motel, where staff told parents to leave if they didn’t like the food. — THE CITY

NYC to distribute flyers telling migrants at U.S.-Mexico border to ‘consider another city’:

Mayor Eric Adams said the flyers would seek to “combat misinformation at the border,” and that the city would help migrants find other housing and “take the next step in their journey.” — Reuters

ICE and CoreCivic on track to extend contract at Elizabeth Detention Center:

Monica S. Burke, Acting Assistant Director of ICE ERO, Custody Management Division, makes statements in the amicus brief about the necessity of maintaining the contract.

  • Pg 41: “If other States passed laws like AB 5207, there may be a near-catastrophic impact on ICE’S ability to meet its mission.”
  • Pg 41: “As such, ICE fully intends to extend CoreCivic’s contract before its current contract expires on August 31, 2023. And the agency is currently on track to do so.”
  • Pg 42: Information about the Request For Information (RFI) issued to look for other facilities that could be suitable as a detention center. ICE received four responses including a response from CoreCivic. Only CoreCivic is “capable of meeting ICE’s requirements.”
  • Pg 42: “In order to properly execute this contract extension, ICE is required to complete several steps, some of which have already been completed.” — Read more on Documented about the upcoming vigil and protest against the detention center

Around the U.S. 

Religious workers’ visas delayed by immigration backlogs:

The process to apply for permanent residency under a visa category that includes religious workers has hit a snag, leaving priests, religious sisters and others with a major challenge. — Chicago Catholic

Washington D.C.

House Republicans double down on push to impeach Mayorkas:
Border crossings are falling, but the GOP is still accusing Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas even of “dereliction of duty.” — Axios

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