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.
NYC issues 1,500 migrant families 60-day notices to leave shelter or reapply
Many are concerned about potential disruptions to their children’s stability and education. — The Gothamist
Brooklyn paralegal charged with defrauding immigrants in green card scam
Zoya Shamilova, a former paralegal, charged immigrants fees ranging from some $4,500 to $16,250 without delivering any legal services. — Brooklyn Eagle
Around the U.S.
Mexico “rejects” Texas’ Senate Bill 4 to allow state police to deport undocumented immigrants
Mexico has a right to defend the estimated 10 million people of Mexican origin in Texas and “establish its own immigration policies in its territory,” the statement from Mexico’s secretary of foreign relations says. — Texas Tribune
Cuba blames US sanctions for fomenting irregular migration amid exodus
“For the United States, the priority of destabilizing Cuba continues to take precedence over its interest in protecting its borders in terms of migration,” said Cuban vice foreign minister Carlos Fernandez de Cossio. — Reuters
USCIS Establishes Family Reunification Parole Process for Ecuador
The process is by invitation only for certain Ecuadorian nationals, enabling eligible beneficiaries to be considered for parole into the U.S. on a case-by-case basis while waiting for the availability of their family-based immigrant visas. — USCIS
Advocates scramble to aid homeless migrant families after Massachusetts caps emergency shelter slots
Faced with a limited number of beds in family shelters due to state-imposed caps, migrants now depend on airport lounges, hospital waiting rooms and churches. — ABC News
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus demands Biden reduce visa backlog in urgent letter
The lawmakers urged Biden to implement reforms including reallocating the spots from unused visas from the past two decades to family and employment-based visas and to expand the use of family-reunification parole for individuals waiting in the backlog. — NBC News