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Immigration News Today: Hundreds Arrested at Israel-Gaza “Ceasefire Now” Protest at Grand Central Station

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

Dozens of mostly Jewish protesters gather at Grand Central calling for Israel-Hamas ceasefire:

Hundreds of protesters have been arrested after a “sit-in” on the main concourse of New York’s Grand Central Station. Protestors wearing black T-shirts reading ‘Ceasefire now’ and ‘Not in our name,’ called for freedom for Palestinians and an end to Israel’s attacks on Gaza. — Al Jazeera

Charges dropped against migrant shelter guard arrested after Adams adviser’s altercation:

Following an investigation, the Manhattan DA dropped charges against guard Terrence Rosenthal, who was arrested after a scuffle with mayoral adviser Tim Pearson. — THE CITY

As Adams stands by Tim Pearson, calls for accountability mount:

Mayor Adams defended Pearson by saying he a “quality assurance” person at shelters, conducting unannounced visits to make sure they are following rules. A report from THE CITY found he instigated a fight at a migrant shelter. — THE CITY

Aid groups share how to help asylum seekers:

Staffers at Catholic Charities are looking for volunteers to help welcome asylum seekers, while Venezuela and Immigrants Aid shared what the organization is doing. — Watch here

Migrant mother and son reach NY while husband and son remain detained at Texas border:

Two members of a family from El Salvador have been stuck in an immigration detention center in Rio Grande City, Texas since mid-August. — AM New York

Around the U.S. 

California joins multi-state coalition supporting health care for immigrant families:

California Attorney General Rob Bonta said he and New York’s Letitia James are leading a coalition of 17 U.S. officials to support access to health care for immigrant families.— CBS News

On National Immigrants Day, immigrants share what the American Dream means to them:

For some, the U.S. is also a sanctuary nation where they can forget about the situations they faced in their country of birth. — The Latin Times

Utah advocacy group rallies for immigration reform:

DACA recipient and immigration paralegal Liliana Bolanos joined other Utahns to call for immigration reform, better education and community awareness of issues faced by immigrants. — KSL.com

(Opinion) Immigration court — the most broken court in America:

The only way to restore integrity and fairness to immigration court is for Congress to create an independent court system and implement reforms to ease the case backlog, Jeremy L. McKinney argues. — Slate 

Washington D.C.

Democratic presidential candidate criticizes Biden’s handling of humanitarian crisis at border: 

Rep. Dean Phillips said immigration issues are not taken seriously enough by Democrats and criticized the administration’s use of international aid, saying it is often wasted. — The Hill

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