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Immigration News Today: Hundreds Rally to Defend NYC Right to Shelter Law

Nancy Chen

Dec 07, 2023

The respite site for migrant men on Stockton St. and Lewis Ave.,in the Bushwick and Bed-Stuy neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Photo: Fisayo Okare 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

Enforcement and Removal Operations NYC arrests previously removed Salvadoran citizen convicted of forcible touching of a child:

The 29-year-old will remain in custody pending removal proceedings. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Transcript: Mayor Adams delivers remarks at Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ C4A convening:

Mayor Adams emphasized the humanitarian aspect of supporting immigrants and suggested that “no city should be handling a national problem of this magnitude and this scale. — NYC.gov

Photos: Rally to defend NYC’s right to shelter:

Hundreds rallied in lower Manhattan to defend NYC’s right to shelter, with a concern of dropping temperatures. — City Limits

Around the U.S.

Retirement without a net: The plight of America’s aging farmworkers:

Aging farmworkers lack retirement benefits and face financial hardship due to low wages and lack of legal status. — The New York Times

Billboards calling SF, NY “sanctuary cities” for immigrants pop up in El Paso, TX:

The website of Sanctuary Cities, which is behind the signs, suggests sanctuary cities have ample services to help undocumented immigrants. — ABC7 News

Washington D.C.

In plea for Ukraine funding, Biden says open to “significant compromises” on border issues:

Biden also accuses the Republicans of being “willing to literally kneecap Ukraine on the battlefield and damage our national security in the process.” — USA Today

Opinion: The Border crisis stymies needed immigration reform:

The surge in illegal border crossings poses a significant challenge for the Biden administration, with potential long-term repercussions regardless of the outcome of the next election. — WSJ

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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