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Immigration News Today: NYPD Planning Show of Force Amid Israel-Hamas War

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

Shock, anger, fear in New York as Israel goes to war with Hamas:

Escalating violence in Israel and Gaza has residents with close ties to the region glued to the news and desperate for updates on their loved ones in harm’s way. — THE CITY 

NYPD planning show of force Friday amid Israel-Hamas war:

The police department expects the possibility of civil unrest, and has canceled vacations and instructed all members to show up in uniform. — ABC News 

Recognizing the importance of Medicaid on National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:

The Latino community faces new threats to HIV care, health and overall well-being, writes Guillermo Chacón, president of the Latino Commission on AIDS. This is a direct result of Medicaid enrollment cuts, he says. — El Diario

Around the U.S. 

Migrant mothers arriving in New York find support, hope — and lots of challenges:

Maria Vasquez, head nurse of the Women’s Clinic at Bellevue Hospital, says many pregnant patients don’t have a cell phone and are being shuttled around from shelter to shelter. — NPR

Metro Detroit Arab, Jewish communities mourn, rally amid violence in Middle East:

The two rallies revealed how emotional and intense the past few days have been for many in metro Detroit, which has sizable Arab American and Jewish communities. — Detroit Free Press

Ex-Chilean soldier accused of killing popular Chilean folk singer in 1973, arrested in Florida:

Federal immigration officials and local law enforcement officers arrested Pedro Barrientos, 74, during a traffic stop. In a civil case, he has been accused of bragging about shooting Victor Jara twice in the head. — The New York Times 

Washington D.C.

Biden approval near lowest of his term as immigration concerns rise:

A three-day opinion poll by Reuters and Ipsos, which ended on Sunday, showed 40% of respondents approved of Biden’s performance as president, down marginally from 42% a month earlier. — Reuters

After Biden’s border wall pivot, a Texas county asks: why build it here?

Local officials say the barrier construction in Starr County is unlikely to reduce the county’s number of arrivals because the area has not seen a recent surge in migration. — The New York Times

Trump’s anti-immigrant onslaught sparks fresh alarm heading into 2024:

“We’re going to have the largest deportation operation in history,” Trump said to loud applause during a campaign event in Iowa. He also asserted, without evidence, in New Hampshire that “those same people who just attacked Israel” are coming into the U.S. — Los Angeles Times

U.S., Qatar agree to stop Iran from tapping $6 billion fund after Hamas attack:

Coming just a few weeks after the U.S. and Iran announced a deal on the money, the decision could have major geopolitical reverberations, with Biden undercutting negotiations that took years to finalize. — The Washington Post

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