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Immigration News Today: Migrant Students Need More Buses, Books and Bilingual Teachers

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

Amid autumn upheaval, New York City migrants wonder where they’ll go next:

City policies have proven so volatile that even aid workers have urged asylum seekers to get out of New York if they can. — Documented

Shelter worker scammed families with promise of an apartment, they say:

Holiday Inn Express employee Cythia Guevara Rodriguez was fired after “serious allegations and evidence of dishonest and fraudulent activities” came to the hotel’s attention. — THE CITY

Adams went south to deter migrants. Many say they’ll come anyway:

Mayor Eric Adams did not explicitly tell migrants to stay away from New York, but his trip to the southern border aimed to “push back on the propaganda that is giving people false hopes.” — The New York Times

Around the U.S. 

As migrants arrive, some schools need more buses, books and bilingual teachers:

More immigrant kids has created challenges for schools in areas that have seen a recent increase in new migrants, including Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas. — New Jersey Monitor

A Texas community attracts migrant home buyers, and Republican ire:

Gov. Greg Abbott directed the state legislature to probe a development near Houston that offers cheap land and unconventional financing to buyers, many of them undocumented immigrants. — The New York Times

How does the number of migrants arriving now compare to previous decades?

From 1990 to 2006, Border Patrol encounters nearly always topped 1 million a year, with a peak of 1.6 million in 2000. Numbers then fell, until topping 2.2 million last year. — PBS

Washington D.C.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection releases migrants to San Diego streets because shelters are full:

Before they are released in San Diego, some migrants being dropped off have been waiting between a double-layer border wall or camping under Border Patrol watch in remote mountains east of the city. — AP News

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