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Immigration News Today: Who Replaces George Santos?

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

Grand jury indicts 7 migrants who assaulted two NYPD officers in Times Square:

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Mayor Eric Adams announced the indictment on Thursday. Adams said he believes repeat offenders who can be deported should be. — abc7NY

Immigration concerns pose threat to Democrats in race for Santos seat:

Democrats are facing threats to their chances of winning the seat formerly held by ex-Rep. George Santos because of Republican attacks on immigration policies. — The Hill

Around the U.S. 

ICE kept a California immigrant in solitary confinement for two years, study finds:

ICE used solitary confinement over 14,000 times between 2018 and 2023, including holding one California immigrant detainee for 759 days. — Los Angeles Times

Texas law increasing sentences for human smuggling takes effect:

Senate Bill 4 will raise the minimum sentence from two years to 10 years for human smuggling or operating a stash house. — Texas Tribune

Washington D.C.

Biden slams Trump on blowing up border deal: “He’d rather weaponize this issue than actually solve it”:

President Biden criticize Republicans for blocking legislation to quickly expel migrants and fund military operations, accusing Trump of using the border crisis for political gain. — USA Today

Why some Republicans oppose bipartisan border plan:

Republicans opposing the deal have cited misleading political reasons and concerns over a provision that would force the president to essentially shut the southern border. — New York Times

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