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Immigration News Today: Budget Watchdog Says Mayor’s Office is Inflating Costs of Migrant Care

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’s costs for migrants: Budget watchdog says it’ll sting less than forecast: 

New York City’s budget watchdog estimates that the costs of caring for migrants will be $6 to 7.8 billion over the next two years, which $4.8 billion less than the city forecasts. — Gothamist

Trio of NY lawmakers urge state to establish right to counsel for immigrants: 

Three NY lawmakers and advocates call for free legal counsel for detained or at-risk immigrants, seeking increased state funding and the passage of a right-to-counsel bill. — New York Daily News

D.A. Bragg announces guilty plea of Brandon Elliot for 2021 hate crime attack on Asian American woman: He is expected to be sentenced for 15 years in state prison, followed by 5 years of post-release supervision. — Manhattan District Attorney 

Around the U.S. 

Arizona’s National Guard to help with migrant influx at border: 

Arizona’s governor ordered the state’s National Guard to help manage migrant arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border, claiming the federal government has refused to secure the border. — VOA News

Washington D.C.

Funding for Ukraine faces extreme demands in immigration talks:

The congressional negotiations include “policies that would cause irreparable harm to our immigration system and immigrant communities nationwide,” the American Immigration Council said. — Forbes

Latino Democrats shift from quiet concern to open opposition to Biden’s concessions in border talks: 

They blamed Biden for making concessions that they say eventually undermine the U.S.’ standing as a country that welcomes immigrants. — NBC 4 Washington

Parole policy remains sticking point in border deal negotiations:

Republicans argue the White House is abusing the parole system to let immigrants into the U.S. who otherwise wouldn’t have been admitted. — CBS News

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