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Immigration News Today: NYC Schools Welcome Thousands of Migrant Students

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

NYC Schools prepare to welcome influx of migrant students

New York Public Schools are increasing their budget and hiring efforts to accommodate thousands of migrant children starting school on Thursday. — NBC News

New York City’s lucrative no-bid migrant services contract is rejected

The New York City comptroller’s office rejected a no-bid $432 million contract that New York City officials gave to DocGo to house and care for migrants as the organization lacks expertise in providing a range of services, including social work, housing and busing migrants. — The New York Times

NYC booting adult migrants from Manhattan hotels, moving them to Randalls Island to make room for families: source

The new tent-style mega shelter on Randalls Island has capacity for 2,000 people. — Daily News

Ex-Cop Pulled Gun on Migrants Outside Brooklyn Mega-Shelter, Video Shows

Jermaine Clark, a retired NYPD detective working as a fire guard at the shelter pulled his weapon after a brawl between residents seemed to have subsided. — The City

Around the U.S.

DeSantis immigration law may worsen labor shortages in Florida as planting season begins

The new Florida law, SB1718, may exacerbate labor shortages in Florida and raises concerns about the exploitation of temporary foreign workers through the H-2A program. — Miami Herald

US Judge Orders Texas to Move Floating Barriers in Rio Grande

The Biden administration argued that the 305-meter barrier illegally disrupts navigation and was set up without permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. — VOA

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