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Immigration News Today: Farm, Rail Companies Urge Reopening of US-Mexico Crossings

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

Adams exhorts New Yorkers to protest in Washington, D.C. for federal migrant funding:

“New Yorker must understand this is not an Eric Adams issue. This is a New York City issue,” Mayor Adams said. — The Gothamist

Adams, Dems in tough spot on immigration talk:

Mayor Eric Adams criticized Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric while a Republican claimed they’re singing the same tune. — POLITICO

Around the U.S.

Farm, rail companies urge reopening of US-Mexico crossings shut over migrants:

“This has to come to an end,” said Tony Gonzales, a Republican representing Eagle Pass. “We need to have open trade and commerce again.” — Reuters

Texas legislator defends new law allowing police to arrest migrants who entered illegally:

“The law has become necessary because the Biden administration has failed and refused to secure our border and enforce federal immigration law,” said Texas Rep. David Spiller. — PBS News

Washington D.C.

Schumer and McConnell say Senate will take up immigration and national security package in the new year:

“Challenging issues remain, but we are committed to addressing needs at the southern border and to helping allies and partners confront serious threats in Israel, Ukraine and the Indo-Pacific,” the senators said in their joint statement. — CNN

Analysis: Senators are running out of time to strike a border deal:

Senators are struggling to reach a deal before Christmas, facing delays and disagreements over issues such as presidential power and migrant expulsion. — The Washington Post

U.S. faces “unprecedented” border surge as immigration deal stalls in D.C.:

The U.S. faces an “unprecedented” surge at the border, leading to closures of vital commercial rail crossings and an increasing number of migrants from a wider range of nations. — The Washington Post

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