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Immigration News Today: NYC Relief Center, Texas Border Buoys

Just have a minute? Here are the top stories you need to know about immigration, including the NYC relief center and the buoys in Texas. This summary was featured in Documented’s Early Arrival newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your inbox three times per week here.

City opens migrant relief center on Randall’s Island

This site will house around 3,000 single men seeking asylum, said Dr. Ted Long, the senior vice president of ambulatory care and population health at New York City Health + Hospitals. — Spectrum News NY1

Feds Approve Migrant Shelter at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn

Over 2,000 people potentially could be housed at the site as the city continues to struggle with an influx of migrants, said New York State Governor Kathy Hochul. — The City

Mayor Adams orders social media blitz amid criticism over migrant crisis

Amid criticism of his handling of the migrant crisis, New York City Mayor Eric Adams ordered city agencies to coordinate a social media campaign promoting positive aspects of his administration’s response to the migrant influx. — The Gothamist

New York’s flood of migrants puts new pressure on Adams, Hochul bond

The influx of migrants into the New York State is jeopardizing the carefully crafted alliance between Hochul and Eric Adams, and may negatively impact the Democrats in the 2024 election. — Politico

Attorney General James announced an agreement that will stop a fraudulent immigrant assistance service provider

Jacquelin Mercado, a fraudulent immigrant assistance service provider who provided illegal legal advice and threatened immigrants, will pay nearly $10,000 in restitution to affected customers and cease false advertising of her services, as part of an agreement announced by New York State Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday. — New York State Attorney General

Also read: 127,000 New York Workers Have Been Victims of Wage Theft

Washington D.C.

As cities struggle to house migrants, Biden administration resists proposals that officials say could help 

As U.S. cities are grappling with accommodating the influx of migrants, the federal government refrains from taking actions like granting migrants temporary legal status for the fear of potentially encouraging more unauthorized arrivals. — CBS News

Also read: NYS Department of Labor Fails to Recover $79 Million in Stolen Wages

Around the U.S.

Texas defends border buoys at hearing over Justice Department lawsuit

Lawyers for Texas argued the buoys are necessary to enforce border security, citing over 2.3 million border encounters so far this year. — CBS News

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