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Immigration New Today: Mayor Adams Threatens NYC Budget Cuts to Cover Costs of Migrants

Nancy Chen

Sep 12, 2023

New York City Mayor Eric Adams. Marc A. Hermann / MTA

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

Mayor Adams announced on Saturday cuts as high as 15% for all NYC agencies amid ballooning migrant costs by next spring

If additional aid is not received, there could be further cuts of 5% in January and April, with a 5% cut annually for the next four years, potentially affecting city services. — Daily News

Harris defends migration policy amid increasing border crossings

Vice President Harris defended the Biden administration’s migration policy, stating that progress is being made despite increased illegal border crossings. She emphasized the importance of addressing the root causes of migration and investing in countries to support their economies and combat corruption. — The Hill

(Opinion) Migrants strengthen New York, but the city still needs financial help

When immigrants have historically been the U.S.’ greatest asset, the federal government should provide support like faster work authorizations and basic housing and employment assistance. — Daily News

NYC plans to place migrant families with children in congregate homeless shelters

This move would be a violation of the city’s right-to-shelter laws, which ban the city from placing families with children in congregate shelters. — The Gothamist

Around the U.S.

DHS Extends TPS Re-registration Periods for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan to 18 Months

This re-registration extension will allow TPS beneficiaries to submit Form I-821 and Form I-765, at any time during the 18-month extensions of the TPS designations of these six countries. — USCIS

G.O.P. Gets the Democratic Border Crisis It Wanted

Migrants sent to northern “sanctuary” cities by Texas Governor Greg Abbott are straining their budgets and communities, leading to a rare convergence between Democrats and Republicans on the issue of immigration, with some Democrats now sounding like Republicans in their concerns about the impact of immigration on their cities. — The New York Times

Court Lets Texas Keep Rio Grande Barriers in Place for Now

A federal appeals court on Thursday allowed Texas to keep its floating barrier on a section of the Rio Grande in place for now, overturning a judge’s order that called the buoys a threat to migrants’ safety and U.S.-Mexico relations. Texas argues that the buoys reroute migrants to ports of entry and that no injuries have been reported. — VOA

Nancy Chen

Hongyu (Nancy) Chen is a Chinese-English bilingual reporter who graduated from Columbia Journalism School. She writes about immigrant communities and older adults in New York City. She also specializes in documentary filmmaking. Prior to Columbia, she studied International Relations at the Australian National University.



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