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Immigration News Today: NYC Migrants, Advocates Stage ‘Sleep-In’ Protest Outside Gracie Mansion

Nancy Chen

Nov 19, 2023

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Director of Asian Affairs Winnie Greco were at a reception celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival at Gracie Mansion on September 28. Photo: April Xu for Documented

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

NYC migrants and advocates stage ‘sleep-in’ protest outside Gracie Mansion:

Protesters oppose the 30-day restrictions for migrants staying in city shelters, saying the policy will result in more street homelessness. — The Gothamist

Around the U.S. 

Hundreds of migrants face sex attacks in Darien Gap:

From January to October, 397 people having received care from Doctors Without Borders as victims of sexual violence in the jungle, 97% of whom are women. — VOA News

Trump to campaign at U.S.-Mexico border as he zeroes in on hardline immigration promises:

Trump pledges to carry out the largest deportation in U.S. history, expand travel bans and deny birthright citizenship to the American-born children of unauthorized immigrants. — CBS News

Five years later, women killed by Border Patrol agent are remembered by loved ones:

They were murdered by Juan David Ortiz, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor, who was of no relation to the women. — ABC News

Opinion: Trump and DeSantis won’t stop at keeping out undocumented immigrants:

They distinguish “good” legal immigration versus “bad” legal immigration, targeting ideologies and promoting exclusivity.  — Yahoo News

Washington D.C.

Biden, Mexican president discuss drugs, migration on final day of Pacific summit:

They “agreed to sustain and expand the close cooperation that we have achieved in managing migration” in the region, said the White House. — Reuters 

USCIS announces additional H-2B visas for fiscal year 2024:

An additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas are available for fiscal year 2024, on top of the statutory cap of 66,000 H-2B visas available each year. — USCIS

Nancy Chen

Hongyu (Nancy) Chen is a Chinese-English bilingual reporter who graduated from Columbia Journalism School. She writes about immigrant communities and older adults in New York City. She also specializes in documentary filmmaking. Prior to Columbia, she studied International Relations at the Australian National University.

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