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Immigration News Today: How Viable is Donald Trump’s 2024 Immigration Plan? 

Nancy Chen

Nov 28, 2023

U.S. President Donald Trump signing the order at the Pentagon, with Vice President Mike Pence (left) and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. Source: U.S. Secretary of Defense Flickr

U.S. President Donald Trump signing the order at the Pentagon, with Vice President Mike Pence (left) and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. Source: U.S. Secretary of Defense Flickr

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.

Around the U.S. 

Democrats’ border problem is getting real

Democrats face a shift in immigration sentiments as polling indicates concern among their base, including views similar to GOP immigration hawks. — The Washington Post

Asylum in America, by the numbers

Border Patrol agents made six million arrests from February 2021 through the end of this September, with over 1.7 million quickly released to stay in the country. — The New York Times

More asylum claims and more crossings along U.S.-Canada border, despite the dangers

Canada has also experienced a rise in asylum claims because of global migration and policy changes, while smuggling rings exploit the situation. — NBC News

Washington D.C.

Biden campaign aims to show stark contrast to Trump immigration plans

Biden’s campaign criticizes Trump for his immigration policy, saying that Biden inherited a broken system and that Trump would strip immigrants of their rights. — Spectrum News 1

How viable is Donald Trump’s 2024 immigration plan? 

Former President Donald Trump’s immigration proposals include building mass detention camps, overseeing mass deportations, expanding ideological screenings for visa applications, suspending the refugee program, terminating temporary immigration protections and invoking a 1700s-era law to deport people without due process, Politifact writes. — Politifact

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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