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Immigration News Today: City Officials Could Outsource Large Emergency Migrant Shelters

Fisayo Okare

Jul 26, 2023

The respite site for migrant men on Stockton St. and Lewis Ave.,in the Bushwick and Bed-Stuy neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Photo: Fisayo Okare for Documented

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 officials look to outsource new emergency migrant shelters:

The city wants private contractors to take over the opening of large-scale and longer-term migrant shelters called Humanitarian Resource and Relief Centers. — THE CITY

Adams says ‘no guarantee’ of new shelter placements for migrants after each person expends their 60-day limit:

In a press conference on Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams said migrants who reapply to the shelter system may not be able to get a new placement. — amNY

Around the U.S. 

Immigrant farm workers took on a Sonoma County winery over abuses — and won:

The farm workers organized and pushed state officials to investigate unsafe labor conditions. Now, they will receive $328,077 from their former employer. — KQED

Faith-based groups helping asylum seekers are targeted by right-wing politicians:

Republicans are quietly trying to cut off government funds for a DHS program that supports Catholic relief centers at the Southern border — a move pushed by right-wing Catholics. — Religion News Service

Washington D.C.

Federal judge blocks Biden’s asylum restrictions:

The order won’t take effect for two weeks. The Biden administration is expected to appeal quickly to an appeals court and then, if unsuccessful, to the Supreme Court. — Los Angeles Times

Lawyers who counsel asylum seekers say Biden’s changes make it hard to do their jobs:

The Biden administration’s changes to the asylum process mean lawyers cannot meet with, call, or leave messages for clients who are in CBP custody. — The New York Times

Justice Department sues Texas to remove floating border barrier:

The DOJ says Texas has flouted federal law by installing a barrier in the Rio Grande without obtaining the required federal authorization and it risks damaging U.S. foreign policy.  — USA Today

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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