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Immigration News Today: Texas Governor Endorses Trump, Supports His Border Policies

Nancy Chen

Nov 22, 2023

Migrants who arrived to New York City on buses from Texas board a City bus to shelter intake from Port Authority on May 2023. Photo: Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio

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

Citing unsustainable expenses, Adams administration orders 20% cut in migrant spending:

The cuts would apply to both the current 2024 fiscal year budget and the year after. — The Gothamist

Falling through the cracks — Young adult asylum seekers struggle to access New York City resources:

There is no official system in place to direct young adults to specialized shelters tailored to their needs — and, lately, no beds available. — City Limits

Around the U.S. 

ICE Arrests Convicted Sex Offender on Martha’s Vineyard:

Saulo Cardoso Ferreira, 37, was arrested by ICE officers as he is wanted by Brazil for failing to serve a 14-year prison sentence from his 2019 conviction. — Vineyard Gazette 

95% of OpenAI employees threatened to resign. Visa holders face a higher risk:

Those on visas risked immigration complications upon resignation, with potential impacts on employment and green card processes. — Forbes

Texas governor endorses Trump, lauding his border policies:

Gov. Greg Abbott criticized Biden’s policies, aligning with Trump’s aggressive stance, while Trump promised to “make the governor’s job very easy.” — The New York Times

Democratic-led cities pay for migrants’ tickets to other places as resources dwindle:

Denver alone has spent at least $4.3 million in city funds to send migrants to other U.S. cities like Chicago and New York, freeing up shelter beds for new arrivals. — Spectrum News 1

Washington D.C.

Biden plans to deploy immigration officers to Panama to help screen and deport U.S.-bound migrants, officials say:

The Biden administration plans to train Panamanian authorities to assess migrants for humanitarian protection and deport those who don’t qualify. — CBS News

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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