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Immigration News Today: 2,000 Migrants Flee Floyd Bennett Field Tent Shelter Amid Storm

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 decision to move migrants from tent shelter to a school amid storm draws fire:

Hundreds of migrants were moved from the Floyd Bennett Field tent shelters to a high school, drawing criticism from parents and immigrant advocates alike. — NBC News

Amid backlash, Adams defends housing migrants at high school:

Adams said he was “not going to put children in harm’s way,” even if it inconvenienced other people by moving the migrants to the school. — ABC 13

New Jersey is down to about 1 migrant bus arrival a day, Gov. Murphy says:

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration sent a letter to nearly two dozen bus companies asking for 32 hours’ notice before migrant buses arrive, the same as New York City. — Gothamist

Food delivery workers, overlooked in life, are honored in death:

A Facebook page chronicles the deaths of dozens of bike-riding workers who delivered food in New York City, lionizing them as fallen heroes. — The New York Times

Washington D.C.

GOP opens first Mayorkas impeachment hearing with no evidence of high crimes:

Republicans have struggled to make the case that their policy complaints support charges of high crimes and misdemeanors against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. — The New York Times

Migrant work permits now on the table in Senate border negotiations:

Many local and state officials want to let migrants receive work permits, though a policy change would not apply to migrants already waiting for their asylum cases to be heard. — POLITICO

Leading Democrats once supported immigration enforcement measures. Today, not as much:

Today, liberals describe border security measures that the Democratic Party once would have favored as severe, cruel or “Trump-era.” — The New York Times

Trump’s detention surge failed to significantly increase removals:

The libertarian Cato Institute suggests more effective approach to address the border issue is to facilitate legal immigration. — CATO Institute

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