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Immigration News Today: Advocates Call on NYC to Stop 60-Day Shelter Limit for Migrant Families

Nancy Chen

Jan 10, 2024

Danira and her daughters, ages 3 and 9, walking to their shelter after school on a rainy day. Photo by Rommel H. Ojeda

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New York

Migrant families with kids will have to leave NYC shelters starting this week: 

Forty families are expected to kick off the first round of moves at The Row hotel in Midtown on Tuesday, the Coalition for the Homeless said. — The Gothamist

Police arrest hundreds after pro-Palestinian protesters shut down 3 bridges, Holland Tunnel:

Traffic was stopped from around 9:30 a.m. for almost two hours, according to a NYPD spokesperson. — The Gothamist

Advocates call on NYC to stop 60-day shelter limit for asylum-seeking families: 

“They think ripping children out of their beds will make these families leave and go back to their countries of origin. That will not happen,” said Christine Quinn, former City Council Speaker. — CBS News

Washington D.C.

Biden is asking for Mexican help to stop the record surge of migrants. Here’s what Mexico wants in return: 

Mexico asked the U.S. to allocate $20 billion to Latin American and Caribbean countries and allow 10 million Hispanics in the U.S. to stay and work. — NBC News

What Republicans and Democrats want to do on US.-Mexico border security: 

Republicans in Congress are blocking Ukraine funding and threatening a government shutdown to force Democrats to enhance U.S.-Mexico border security measures. — Reuters

Supreme Court appears split over notice requirements for immigration court: 

The Supreme Court is divided over proper notice requirements for deportation hearings, with broader debates about the immigration system taking center stage. — The New York Times

Lead border negotiator says no immigration deal this week as key sticking points remain:

Senate and White House negotiators are close to an agreement on new immigration policies, but significant gaps remain, including limits on humanitarian parole and the detention of migrants. — NBC 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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