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Immigration News Today: What NYC Migrant Shelter Evictions Could Mean for Chicago

Fisayo Okare

Jan 24, 2024

Asylum seekers looking for shelter wait outside the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown. Many had to sleep on the street for days. Photo: Dashiell Allen for Documented

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

NY attorney general sues Bronx immigration lawyer for scamming hundreds of immigrants:

Kofi Amankwaa and others in his office allegedly provided fraudulent services caused many immigrants be deported or have their green card applications denied. — Documented

‘Most of us have gone through this’ — Yonkers workers show new migrants the ropes as day laborers:

Veteran day laborers warn new migrants to stay away from notorious customers and offer guidance on pay rates, reinforcing standards they’ve fought for within the informal industry. — Gothamist

Hochul, Murphy among Democratic governors calling for federal immigration action:

A nine-governor coalition called on the White House and Congress to pass $1.4 billion in federal aid for states and localities and take more federal action on immigration. — Gothamist

Around the U.S. 

(Listen) What New York’s migrant shelter limits could mean for Chicago:

Documented reporter Giulia Nieto del Rio joins Chicago’s WBEZ to discuss how the two cities compare in their response to sheltering migrants. — WBEZ

Washington D.C.

Biden admin. has admitted more than 1 million migrants under parole policy:

The Biden administration has argued parole has allowed it to respond to emergency situations including the Taliban’s reconquest of Afghanistan and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. — CBS News

With border deal near, parole and money take center stage in Senate talks:

Republicans and Democrats have agreed to compromise on the number of migrants granted parole to stay in the country, but disagreements remain. — The New York Times

(Opinion) How the middle ground on immigration collapsed:

Since 1986, Democrats and Republicans, on the subject of immigration, have seemed to sprint in opposite directions. — The New York Times

Fisayo Okare

Fisayo writes Documented’s "Early Arrival" newsletter and "Our City" column. She is an MSc. graduate of Columbia Journalism School, New York, and earned her BSc. degree in Mass Comm. from Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.

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