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Immigration News Today: Libraries, Police Face Budget Cuts as Mayor Blames Migrant Humanitarian Crisis

Fisayo Okare

Nov 16, 2023

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

Immigrant advocates, allies, rally and lay on floor at Gracie Mansion, demand Adams protect NYC’s Right to Shelter:

The New York Immigration Coalition, African Communities Together, and others rallied at the mayor’s official residence, asking for budget justice and protection for asylum seekers. — Watch the live stream here

Libraries, summer school, police and composting face budget cuts, as mayor blames migrant humanitarian crisis:

Mayor Eric Adams has spent months bracing taxpayers for deep budget cuts that he says are necessary to deal with the city’s migrant care spending and the expiration of federal pandemic aid. — Gothamist

NYC Health and Hospitals settles DOJ immigration bias claims:

NYCHH delayed onboarding a worker based on the assumption that their country of birth listed on the document must be the same as the country designated for TPS, the U.S. DOJ said. — Bloomberg Law

Around the U.S. 

Mexico “rejects” Texas’ proposal to allow state police to deport undocumented immigrants:

The Mexican government has said it “categorically rejects” the Texas legislature’s latest proposal to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants to Mexico. — Texas Tribune

What has changed in the data and analysis about undocumented immigrants in the U.S.?

The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2021 remained below its peak of 12.2 million in 2007. — Pew Research

California’s population of unauthorized immigrants has dropped — Pew Research:

The number of undocumented immigrants in California decreased by 150,000 between 2017 and 2021, but California continues to have the biggest undocumented population of any state.  — Los Angeles Times

Border wall falls leave migrants with devastating — and costly — injuries:

Many migrants have been undaunted by the border barriers, which are as tall as 30 feet — and for hundreds, the result has been debilitating injuries requiring surgeries. — The New York Times

Fisayo Okare

Fisayo writes Documented’s "Early Arrival" newsletter and "Our City" column. She is an MSc. graduate of Columbia Journalism School, New York, and earned her BSc. degree in Mass Comm. from Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.

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