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Immigration News Today: Investigation Reveals CBP’s Involvement, Abusive Enforcement Tactics During 2020 Protests

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

Listen – How New York, a city of immigrants, became home to a humanitarian crisis:

Eric Lach, who recently published a piece about how newly arrived African migrants are grappling with a system built for Spanish speakers, discusses the political differences between two phrases: undocumented immigrant and asylum seeker. — WNYC

Black immigrants face more discrimination in the U.S. The source is sometimes surprising:

Immigrants from Africa or the Caribbean experience a double burden of discrimination in the U.S., both as immigrants and as Black residents in a country with a long history of racism, a survey shows. — Los Angeles Times

Watch — The history of immigration in New York City:

Tyler Anbinder, a history professor at George Washington University and author of “City of Dreams: the 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York,” joined NY1 political anchor to talk about immigration history. — Spectrum News NY 1

New York’s immigrant ethos tested by asylum seeker needs:

Mr. Adams says city agencies may need to cut spending by up to 15%. Meanwhile, he’s under scrutiny from the city comptroller for how he’s spending money. — The Christian Science Monitor

Around the U.S. 

Investigation reveals CBP’s involvement, abusive enforcement tactics during 2020 protests:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection utilized unmarked vehicles to detain protestors without identifying itself in at least one documented instance, an investigation shows. — American Immigration Council

Washington D.C.

Biden admin. plans to tackle humanitarian migrant crisis with processing centers in Latin America: 

Officials involved in an initiative to establish migration processing centers in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala acknowledge it is a modest response to an enormous challenge. — The New York Times

Biden admin. expands TPS eligibility for more Afghans:

The decision, revealed in a federal register notice, makes around 14,000 Afghans in the U.S. newly eligible for Temporary Protected Status and extends protections from deportations to May 2025. — Read more

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