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Immigration News Today: Justice Department Will Sue Texas Over State Immigration Law

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

More than 7,000 asylum seekers have arrived in NYC in last 2 weeks of December, mayor’s office says:

“I’m announcing an executive order requiring charter buses transporting migrants, those often contracted by the state of Texas, to provide 32-hour notice in advance of their arrival into New York City,” Mayor Eric Adams said. — CBS News

NJ mayor says buses of migrants bound for NY are being dropped off at NJ train stations:

This was part of the efforts to evade Mayor Adams’ order on how and when migrants can be dropped off, Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli said. — AP News

Around the U.S.

He killed his molester as a teenager. Should he be spared deportation?

After 13 years in prison in Massachusetts, Marco Flores is fighting deportation to El Salvador, where he hasn’t been since he was 6. — The New York Times

Mexico announces task force to deal with migrant surge at border after meeting with U.S. officials:

As part of the new taskforce, Mexico would regularly meet with countries in Central and Latin America, Mexico’s foreign affairs minister said. — ABC7 New York

More states extend health coverage to immigrants even as issue inflames GOP:

Eleven states and Washington, D.C., offer full health insurance coverage to over 1 million low-income immigrants regardless of their legal status. — NPR

Mexico, Venezuela resume repatriation flights amid U.S. pressure to curb migration:

The two countries are looking into implementing social and work programs for those repatriated to Venezuela. — PBS News Hour

Washington D.C.

Biden administration warns Texas it will sue if state implements strict immigration law:

“Because SB 4 is unconstitutional and will disrupt the federal government’s operations, we request that Texas forbear in its enforcement,” Principal Deputy Assistant Atty General Brian Boynton wrote. — CBS

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