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Immigration News Today: Republicans Could Kill Biden Deal With Immigration and Ukraine Aid

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

New Yorkers back ‘right to shelter,’ but unsure about housing migrants:

Just 58% of New Yorkers agreed the city’s “right to shelter should include all families in need, including asylum-seekers,” while 42% say “right to shelter should be limited to only NY families.” — Gothamist

Randall’s Island migrant residents say stabbing is latest in a string of violence, crime: 

Six people have been charged in connection with a stabbing at the Randall’s Island migrant shelter, raising concerns about safety and security at the facility. — Gothamist

(Opinion) Struggling NYC delivery workers finally got a raise — And app companies are punishing us for it:

NYC delivery workers won a wage increase, but app companies are now removing the tipping option for customers, impacting workers’ ability to earn a living. — City Limits

Around the U.S. 

(Opinion) Mexico: Reject any new U.S. border expulsion deal:

Human Rights Watch urges the Mexican President to reject any new U.S. deal to expel asylum seekers, citing human rights violations and potential harm. — Human Rights Watch

Washington D.C.

How an obscure Biden immigration policy became so controversial:

Republicans have emphasized limiting the government’s use of humanitarian parole in any immigration deal, while the White House has fiercely protected this power. — The Wall Street Journal

Texas vs. the U.S.A. — Inside the immigration showdown:

By blocking off access to a public park, Texas effectively banished federal Border Patrol agents, who had been using it to receive asylum seekers before transporting them for further processing. — The Marshall Project

Biden signs measure to avert shutdown, but Ukraine aid remains frozen: 

Hard-right Republicans are tying more money and weapons for Kyiv to immigration reforms. — The Guardian 

With deal close on border and Ukraine, Republican rifts threaten to kill both:

Republican rifts over immigration and Ukraine aid threaten to derail both initiatives, with hard-right House members at odds with Senate leaders about how large of a price to demand. — New York Times

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