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Immigration News Today: Migrant Families Shiver at Floyd Bennett Field Tent Shelter

Nancy Chen

Nov 29, 2023

Migrants waited in line outside of port authority on Wednesday morning after arriving on buses from Texas, as local aid groups helped them find transportation to intake centers for shelters. Photo: Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio 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

For families at Floyd Bennett Field, getting used to the cold is the hardest part:

Even indoors and despite the tent’s heating systems, migrants are shivering through the night. — The CITY

Two women accused of attacking Jewish woman in Manhattan are charged with hate crimes:

The two women allegedly attacked the victim as she filmed them taking down Israeli hostages’ missing person posters. — The Gothamist

NYC seeks total ban on Brooklyn Bridge vendors to ease pedestrian congestion:

Those with permits, especially licensed veterans, complain about unfair treatment. — The Gothamist

Around the U.S. 

Tensions simmer as newcomers and immigrants with deeper US roots strive for work permits: 

Thousands of immigrants gathered in D.C. this month, urging President Biden to grant extended work authorization to those who have been longtime residents. — Associated Press

U.S. closes border crossing in response to unauthorized entries: 

Officials closed one Texas crossing to vehicles and limited traffic at an Arizona border crossing. — ABC News

Voters want control of the border, but do they want Trump immigrant roundups and detention camps? 

Experts suggest that former President Trump’s tough immigration proposals threaten to affect many Americans, including citizens. — NBC News

Washington D.C.

Opinion: Biden has the right border plan, but arbitrary caps have actually blocked legal migration: President Biden’s plan to address border issues includes making legal entry easier. But arbitrary caps and flawed procedures hinder legal pathways, write two members of a libertarian think tank. — USA Today

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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