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Immigration News Today: Over 60% of the Public Disapprove of Biden’s Migrant Policies

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

NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs releases report on the City’s immigrant population and initiatives of the Office in 2022

The number of immigrants in New York City totaled to 3,079,776 in 2021, steadily increasing since 2019. The MOIA team engaged with over 10,000 immigrant New Yorkers through the AskMOIA hotline. — MOIA

Venezuelan migrants in NYC cheer TPS, though wait remains for work permits

Experts caution that the Temporary Protected Status relief won’t be immediate, as it takes months for the government to issue work permits, and the majority of asylum seekers are yet to begin their applications. — THE CITY

NYC college, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, gets millions to house migrants

The school in Manhattan received millions of dollars in June to move students out of its dorms on the Upper West Side to provide shelters for migrants. The money was part of a multiyear contract with the institution worth over $109 million. — USA Today

Around the U.S.

Border crossings expected to remain high in near term, senior CBP official says

Border Patrol agents arrested close to 9,000 people on Sunday and apprehended some 7,500 people on Saturday. — CNN

Bodies of 2 migrants, including 3-year-old boy, found in Rio Grande

Last Wednesday, after receiving reports of a child being “swept away” by the Rio Grande’s current, the Texas Department of Public Safety located the 3-year-old migrant boy in the river, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Another body submerged the next morning. — CBS News

After lull, asylum-seekers adapt to US immigration changes

Border Patrol agents along the U.S.-Mexico border are grappling with an overwhelming number of asylum-seekers, leading to the closure of some border crossings, while the Biden administration is requesting Congress for additional funding. — VOA

Washington D.C.

Post-ABC poll: Biden faces criticism on economy, immigration and age

When asked about Biden’s handling of the immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border in September, 23% of the public said they approved while 62% said they disapproved, compared with 28% approval and 59% disapproval in February. — The Washington Post

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