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.
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NYC on track to spend over $12 billion on asylum seeker programs, state comptroller says:
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said his office launched a new tool to provide transparency on the emergency spending and why additional funding and logistical support is needed. — amNY
Miss Immigrant USA, whose contestants often appear with Adams, cancels its crowning:
Some contestants said their experience with the pageant has been confusing and chaotic, leaving them uncomfortable with it and the dominant role and dismissive tone of its male co-founder. — THE CITY
Around the U.S.
In Chicago, a neighborhood of immigrants is conflicted about more arrivals:
People in Brighton Park are divided over a hastily conceived plan to convert an empty lot into a winterized tent complex for 2,000 or more migrants. — The New York Times
More Chinese migrants are crossing Panama’s jungle to come to the U.S.:
Seeking to escape an increasingly repressive political climate and bleak economic prospects, more Chinese migrants are crossing the dangerous Darién Gap. — NBC News
“Civil and human rights disaster” — Texas wants to seize immigration authority from feds:
A new Texas bill would create new state crimes for improperly entering or reentering the United States, though comparable crimes exist under federal law. — Texas Observer
Judge blocks Biden administration from destroying Texas border fencing:
A federal judge barred the Biden administration from cutting or removing the wire until at least Nov. 13, as she considers a lawsuit brought by Texas A.G. Ken Paxton. — Reuters