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Immigration News Today: NYC “Right to Shelter” Law No Longer Exists

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

“No one slept”: Migrants at Brooklyn tent shelter recount scary night in coastal storm: 

Howling winds and intense rains hit the shelter for hours, which led occupants to fear for their safety. — Gothamist

Where to donate winter coats for NYC migrants: 

Nonprofits and mutual aid groups in NYC are collecting winter coats and other supplies for newly arriving migrant families to help them stay warm during the cold months. — Documented

New York’s “Right to Shelter” no longer exists for thousands of migrants: 

NYC’s “right to shelter” for adult migrants has ended, leaving thousands waiting in long lines for a bed and facing harsh living conditions. — The City

Around the U.S. 

Minor who died in poultry plant accident got the job with the identity of a 32-year-old, company confirms: 

It highlights how easy migrant children can find work in a dangerous industry, and the challenges companies face in trying to evaluate their true ages. — NBC News 

Jungle between Colombia, Panama becomes highway for migrants from around the world: 

Migrants from around the world are using the jungle as a treacherous but speedy highway, enabled by social media, organized crime, and economic crises. — VOA News

5-year-old boy dies after falling ill at Chicago’s largest migrant shelter:

His death follows an investigation that found inhumane living conditions at the shelter.  –Borderless

Washington D.C.

Biden’s border negotiations mark seismic shift on immigration politics: 

Biden’s immigration policies are shifting to the right, and risk alienating core Democratic supporters. — The New York Times

Opinion: Why immigration and labor shortages aren’t two separate problems: The government should create more legal pathways for immigrants to enter the U.S. to stem the U.S. labor crisis, a professor writes. — WSJ

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