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Immigration News Today: Three Palestinian American Students Shot in Vermont

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New York

New commission will focus on Asian residents, the state’s fastest growing racial group:

The commission aims to boost awareness of state and local resources available to AAPI communities and develop programs to honor them. — The Gothamist 

Around the U.S. 

Three 20-year-old Palestinian American students were shot in Vermont while on their way to dinner:

They were shot and wounded by a white man with a handgun who is believed to have fled on foot, the police said in a statement on Sunday. The police have yet to identify a suspect. — The New York Times

How much has the migrant arrival cost U.S. states so far?

Over 66,000 migrants and asylum seekers have been bussed across the country as of mid-November, costing U.S. states millions transporting them. — NewsNation

Growing numbers of Chinese migrants are crossing the southern border:

Over 24,000 Chinese citizens have been apprehended coming to the U.S. from Mexico in the past year, more than in the preceding 10 years combined. — The New York Times

Democratic cities brace for a winter housing migrants:

Northern U.S. cities, overwhelmed by a surge in migrants, struggle as shelters hit capacity amid dropping temperatures. — POLITICO

Booming migrant charter flights to Nicaragua prompt U.S. crackdown:

The U.S. is imposing sanctions on flight operators letting Cuban and Haitian migrants use chartered flights to get to Nicaragua and eventually the U.S. — VOA News

Opinion – Solution badly needed as migrants shuttled here and there:

Left unchecked, cities may soon attempt to export homeless people, drug abusers, and criminals elsewhere, an immigration attorney argues. — Forbes

Washington D.C.

How the debate over Ukraine aid became tangled up in U.S. border security:

Republicans want to link the U.S. assistance to Ukraine to divisive immigration issues and border policy changes, risking delays in aid. — ABC News

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