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Immigration News Today: NYC Launches Battery Charging Stations for Delivery Workers

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 Comptroller strips Adams’ emergency migrant contracting powers:

The move comes nearly three months after Lander’s office retroactively rejected the city’s $432 million no-bid contract with for-profit firm DocGo. — NY Daily News 

Adams admin. advances new $565M migrant crisis contracts with for-profit firms, sparking criticism:

Mayor Adams’ move to award new contracts to for-profit providers comes as he looks to impose steep budget cuts at city agencies. — NY Daily News

NYC Health + Hospitals approves $325M in migrant security contracts:

Taxpayers bear the cost for private security services at the city’s migrant shelters amid transparency concerns and rising expenses. — Gothamist

City tweaks rules at shelter re-up site to curb overnight camping: 

The new system puts people applying for another 30 days in shelter on a list, but many are still sleeping outside for spots. — The CITY

Adams launches battery-charging pilot for delivery workers to safely charge in public:

A pilot program will allow a select group of delivery workers to safely charge their lithium-ion batteries outside of residences in an effort to prevent deadly battery fires. — Office of the Mayor

Around the U.S. 

America promises equality for disabled students, but it’s failing:

A package of stories explores how the U.S. education system underserves the 7.2 million American students with disabilities, including in a bilingual New York family. — Mother Jones

Northern U.S. cities scramble to house migrants for winter: 

Chicago is partnering with religious leaders to house 400 migrants in churches to avoid them sleeping outside in the cold. — VOA News

Court orders Texas to move floating buoy barrier that drew backlash from Mexico: 

A lower court correctly considered threats to navigation, federal government operations and human life in ruling against the barrier, the court said. — The Associated Press 

ICE unveils online portal to streamline noncitizen immigration obligations: 

This portal allows noncitizens to schedule appointments, update addresses and check immigration court hearing information in a consolidated location. — U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement 

Washington D.C.

Immigration talks collapse, threatening to sink aid to Israel and Ukraine:

Republicans have pledged to filibuster President Biden’s aid package unless Democrats commit to enhancing U.S. asylum and parole laws within immigration proceedings. — NBC News

U.S. to impose visa bans on Israeli extremist settlers for violence against Palestinians: 

The U.S. is taking action, as the West Bank has seen a surge of violence in recent months as Jewish settlements expand. — The Guardian

100,000 immigrant kids are in limbo because of a technicality:

New research shows that more than 100,000 children have been negatively affected by a technical oversight in the implementation of the law granting special immigrant juvenile status. — Slate

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