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Immigration News Today: A Dozen Families Scammed by NYC Shelter Worker

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

Adams Went South to Deter Migrants. Many Say They’ll Come Anyway.

Despite Mayor Adam’s efforts in persuading Latin American migrants not to come to the U.S. in his four-day trip, most migrants remain undeterred and express determination to pursue their American dream. — The New York Times

Biden’s border wall won’t fix a broken immigration system – or deter migrants

The Biden administration’s border wall plan contradicts his campaign promise and represents a return to the same tired policy responses of the Trump era. — The Guardian

Shelter worker scammed a dozen families with promises of an apartment, they say

The employee, Cythia Guevara Rodriguez, was fired after “serious allegations and evidence of dishonest and fraudulent activities” came to the hotel’s attention, a letter dated Oct. 2 and posted inside the Holiday Inn Express says. — The City

New migrant shelter case judge ordered man’s eviction for ‘homeless lifestyle’

Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice, Gerald Lebovits, upheld the eviction of a man with mental illness who kept his belongings in an apartment but lived primarily in the streets. — The City

Food apps get fresh pause on delivery minimum wage

GrubHub, Uber and DoorDash have secured a second pause on a new minimum wage for NYC food delivery workers — a delay costing drivers some $15 million a week. — The City

Washington D.C.

Biden faces growing pressure from Democrats over border crossings

With the continuously increasing number of migrants coming to the U.S., Democrats are giving Biden more pressure as major cities grapple with the lack of resources, while the Republicans regard immigration as a renewed vulnerability for the president. — The Washington Post

Around the U.S.

A Texas community attracts migrant home buyers, and Republican ire

In the forests northeast of Houston, a real estate business model offering cheap land and unconventional loans for homebuilding is particularly appealing to undocumented immigrants. — The New York Times

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