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Immigration News Today: Adams Sends Court Revised Application to Change Right-to-Shelter

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 sends court revised application to change right-to-shelter protections:

The Legal Aid Society says it will mark a profound retreat from right-to-shelter protections for both new arrivals and thousands of longer-term New Yorkers seeking or residing in shelter. — Read the full statement and NYC’s application to the court

Adams, Hochul announce $38 million for asylum seeker legal services and case management:

The city will begin assisting Venezuelan asylum seekers eligible for TPS extension to submit TPS and work authorization applications, as well as fee waiver forms. — Read more in the press release

How Venezuelans can apply for extended Temporary Protected Status:

Eligible individuals can now submit an initial application (Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status) from October 3, 2023, through April 2, 2025. — Read and share Documented’s glossary resource about applying

Facing shelter deadlines, asylum seekers navigate NYC’s costly rental market:

Newly arrived migrants are finding it hard to find housing after leaving shelters. Some are sleeping on sofas, or staying in overcrowded spaces with acquaintances. — CityLimits

Opinion — How immigrants sparked an upstate resurgence:

Rochester, Syracuse and Utica are seeing an economic resurgence owing to immigrant contributions, the article’s authors argue. New restaurants and businesses have opened, among other signifiers. — City & State

Around the U.S. 

Justice Department invokes 200-year-old law to detain thousands of undocumented immigrants as witnesses in smuggling cases:

Undocumented immigrants have been jailed to serve as witnesses against the people who brought them to the country — something allowed under a law dating back to George Washington’s presidency. — The New York Times

Denver cuts down length of stay at shelters for some immigrant populations:

Texas sent nine buses of immigrants to Denver on Sunday, prompting the city to cut down the length of shelter stays for some immigrants. — The Denver Gazette

Chicago, Lincoln, Tulsa filling teaching shortages with more than 150 internationally trained immigrants and refugees:

The cities will place 150 teachers trained in their home countries at schools in their communities. — The 74

Washington D.C.

Fact check — No, migrants do not receive $2,200 each month from the federal government:

A political group made a false claim in its report, which has been quoted online by social media users. The organization has defended the claim as true. — AP News

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