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Immigration News Today: Senate Republicans’ Drastic Asylum Proposal, Explained

Nancy Chen

Jan 11, 2024

Credit: Geoff Livingston/Flickr

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

Tracking NYC’s record-high homeless shelter population:

The number of people slept in NYC’s homeless shelters hit 146,000 in October, with additional city agencies providing emergency lodging. — City Limits

Around the U.S.

What rising immigration really means for California’s economy:

New data shows that immigrants are driving workforce growth and population stability in the state. — The Los Angeles Times

Washington D.C.

Secretary Mayorkas delivers remarks at Eagle Pass, Texas press conference:

“Our immigration system is outdated and broken and has been in need of reform for literally decades,” he said. — The Department of Homeland Security

Mexico unlikely to support congressional immigration plans:

Congress members should rethink immigration legislation relying on the Mexican government taking significant actions. — Forbes

Republicans are pushing for drastic asylum changes – an immigration law scholar breaks down the proposal:

Republicans are proposing new laws to make it harder for migrants to receive asylum, including denying asylum to those who have traveled through a third country. — The Conversation

Immigration negotiations in Congress center on parole, asylum policy:

Senate negotiators are working on a bipartisan immigration deal, focusing on changes to asylum and parole laws, with a potential government shutdown looming. — Nebraska Examiner

(Opinion) How to fix America’s immigration crisis:

The U.S. needs more money for border officials and staff and tighten the asylum criteria. — The New York Times

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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