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Immigration News Today: Trump Pushes Back on Hitler Comparisons, Says He’s Never Read “Mein Kampf”

Nancy Chen

Dec 22, 2023

HERSHEY, PA - DECEMBER 15, 2016: President-Elect Donald Trump looks left toward the crowd as he delivers a speech at a "Thank You Tour" rally held at the Giant Center.

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

Elected leaders, immigration advocates call for New York City to end 60-day shelter rule for asylum seekers: 

“There is a lot of pressure and responsibility when it comes to New York City, but what the mayor has to do is step up to that responsibility,” New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams said. — CBS News

New York migrant surge sparks need for legal interpreters:

A severe shortage of translators fluent in less common languages and dialects is hindering the provision of proper legal services. — Bloomberg

In immigration wave, an opportunity to expand New York’s economy: 

NY labor and business leaders see the recent influx of immigrants as an opportunity to revitalize the economy and fill thousands of open job positions. — Times Union

Around the U.S. 

Texas sheriff on enforcing SB4 immigration law: “It’s going to be impossible”: 

“It’s taken away manpower from the security that we’re supposed to be doing here in the county,”said Tom Schmerber, sheriff of Maverick County. — CBS News

Immigration fuels uptick in U.S. population growth: 

The U.S. population grew by 1.6 million, largely because of immigration, with the South experiencing the most growth, while New York saw the largest rate of decline. — The Associated Press

U.S. to suspend rail operations in Eagle Pass and El Paso, Texas, due to migrant surge: 

Border officers apprehended nearly 3,000 migrants in Del Rio, Texas, and around 1,300 migrants in El Paso on Sunday. — CNN

Washington D.C.

Trump says he’s never read “Mein Kampf” as he doubles down on anti-immigrant rhetoric at a rally in Iowa: 

The rally came just hours after the Colorado Supreme Court removed him from the state’s 2024 ballot. — CNN

Border crossings surge in remote areas as Congress, White House weigh tougher restrictions:

Overwhelmed facilities, increased migrant crossings and potential immigration policy changes fuel national debate and frustration. — PBS News

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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