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Immigration News Today: NYC Sues Charter Bus Companies for Sending Asylum Seekers

Nancy Chen

Jan 08, 2024

Migrants who arrived to New York City on buses from Texas board a City bus to shelter intake from Port Authority on May 2023. Photo: Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio

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 sues 17 charter bus companies for $700 million over transporting asylum seekers to the city from Texas:

The charter bus companies “have violated state law by not paying the cost of caring for these migrants,” Adams said in a statement Thursday. — CNN

Migrant families and schools brace for wave of shelter evictions:

Thousands of migrant families in city shelters with children in shelters will reach the end of their 60-day time limit starting Tuesday. — The City

(Editorial) If migrants bused from Texas can’t make it in New York, can they make it anywhere?

New York City struggles to handle the influx of migrants, leading to a shortage of shelter space and ballooning costs, while also sparking political tensions. — Houston Chronicle

Around the U.S.

The U.S. sees a drop in illegal border crossings after Mexico increases enforcement:

Mexico resumed flying and busing migrants to the southern part of the country and started flying some home to Venezuela. — The Associated Press

Americans increasingly see border as crisis, call for tougher measures, CBS News poll finds:

President Biden’s approval rating regarding his handling of the migrants is at an all-time low. — CBS News

Washington D.C.

Pressured by record migrant crossings, White House weighs tough concession in border talks with Congress:

To gain Republican support for aid to Ukraine, the Biden administration is considering limiting immigration parole amid record migrant crossings, representing a significant policy concession. — CBS News

Abbott says he’s “heard nothing” from White House on border concerns:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claims to have received no response from the White House after sending eight letters outlining steps to address the border crisis. — The Hill

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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