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Immigration News Today: Federal Judge Rules Against DACA But Lets it Continue

Fisayo Okare

Sep 14, 2023

While DACA has improved the lives of more than 600,000 dreamers, the volatility of the program has impacted the mental health of those who anxiously wait for a permanent solution.

Santos Veloz at a rally for citizenship last year. Photo courtesy of Eva Santos Veloz, United We Dream

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

Loudspeaker message outside NYC migrant shelter warns new arrivals they are ‘not safe here’:

A New Yorker upset about the migrants is blaring the message in six languages, urging people the City took to a temporary shelter inside a vacant school not to get off the bus. — AP News

Immigrant adults shuffled from hotels to tent shelters as city seeks to free up space:

Until Saturday, buses are shuttling residents from the Financial District Holiday Inn to the recently opened migrant tent shelter on Randall’s Island. — City Limits

“They didn’t know that we were here”: New York’s African asylum seekers:

Latin Americans make up the vast majority of asylum seekers, but in August, when migrants were forced to sleep on the sidewalk in midtown, many were Africans. — The New Yorker

Comptroller Brad Lander: Don’t listen to Eric Adams. Immigrants make New York City:

“A majority of New Yorkers say that migrants settling here over the past 20 years have been a burden rather than a benefit. But as city comptroller, I look to the data. And the data says that’s just not true,” he writes. — The Nation

Council member Hanif introduces bill to mandate NYC’s first public awareness campaign against antisemitism:

Councilmember Shahana Hanif had gotten criticism for voting against a resolution to create an annual day to “end Jew-hatred,” but said it was spearheaded by an activist who has claimed that Palestinians don’t exist. — Forward

Washington D.C.

Congress holds hearing on immigration and economic growth:

25-year-old software developer Laurens Van Beek, who moved to the U.S. as a child with his parents from the Netherlands, spoke about the complex visa process. — C-Span

Federal judge, again, rules against DACA policy but lets it continue:

Judge Andrew Hanen again declared the program unlawful but refrained from ordering officials to terminate deportation protections and work permits for 580,000 immigrants. — CBS News

White House struggles to appease liberal allies on immigration:

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said DHS has asked Congress for more sheltered services program funding. — The Hill

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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