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Immigration News Today: Migrant Shelter Set to Open in NYC Psychiatric Hospital

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

NYC begins notifying migrants about 60-day shelter stay rule:

City officials say they have so far notified approximately 100 single men that they will need to find permanent housing or reapply for shelter. – Gothamist

Shelter for more than 1,000 migrant men set to open at Queens psychiatric facility:

The new shelter close to the Queens border with Long Island will open in August. More than 107,300 were sleeping in the city’s care on Monday night. – THE CITY

Asylum seekers told there’s no room in the city offered accommodations in Upstate New York:

Some single asylum seekers said they had been sleeping on the street outside the Roosevelt Hotel while waiting for a shelter placement. – Gothamist

Around the U.S. 

Number of migrant families with kids crossing U.S. border nearly triples in two months:

The amount of families crossing the southern border has nearly tripled in the past two months, although single adults still make up the largest number of border crossers, Customs and Border Protection data shows. – NBC News


Labor Department decries surge in exploited migrant children:

The Department said its inspectors had found 4,474 children working illegally since this fiscal year’s start–marking a 44% increase over last year. – The New York Times

Justice Department seeks preliminary injunction in case against Texas over floating barriers in Rio Grande:
The Justice Department is requesting a court that existing barriers be removed within 10 days and for construction to halt on new barriers. Mexican officials say the barriers violate two treaties between the U.S. and Mexico. – CNN

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