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Immigration News Today: Mayor Adams Arrives in Mexico City

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 Eric Adams goes to Mexico to tell migrants that the city is “at capacity” after 122,000 arrived in the last year

Speaking at the base of a basilica in Mexico City where people usually pray before setting out on their journeys to the U.S., Adams said he hoped to “manage expectations” of migrants setting out on their journeys. — Daily Mail

Merchants at Chinatown’s East Broadway Mall wonder if they’ll survive after its rebirth

The East Broadway Mall in Chinatown is set to undergo a $5 million renovation to revitalize the mall. But uncertainty looms for current shop owners regarding potential rent increases and their future in the renovated space. — The Gothamist

Inside a NYC hospital on the front lines of the migrant crisis

Medical centers across the five boroughs have received nearly 30,000 visits from undocumented migrants seeking medical care in the past year alone, New York City Health + Hospitals data shows. — NBC News

Around the U.S.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker calls migrant influx “untenable”

Pritzker joins a growing chorus of Democrats who have criticized how the Biden administration has dealt with a historic arrival of migrants. — CBS News

New census data challenges Republican criticisms of Biden’s immigration policies

By last year, the immigrant population in the U.S. grew 1.7 million, less than half the number the Census Bureau’s prediction. — USA Today

Mexico begins busing immigrants from Guatemala to US border

The transportation from the southern part of Mexico north toward the U.S. is being provided to immigrants to ease the demand and pressure on public and private transportation systems. — Washington Examiner

Eagle Pass Mayor declares state of emergency amid increase in migrant arrivals

Mayor Rolando Salinas Jr. said some 12,000 migrants arrived in the city of 28,000 residents in a single week. — VOA

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