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Immigration News Today: NYC Adds Curfew at More Migrant Shelters After Violent Attacks

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 York City imposing curfew at more migrant shelters following recent violent incidents:

NYC expands curfew to 20 migrant shelters following recent violent incidents, impacting 3,600 migrants, in response to rising migrant-related violence and crime. — VOA

Body-camera footage shows chaotic lead-up to Times Square brawl between police and migrants:

The confrontation escalates when one of the migrants, slowly walking away, said in Spanish: “They look like Ugly Betty.” — Border Report

Stalled legislation, mixed messages spotlight immigration as key election issue:

Despite measures discouraging migrants to come to New York, the city is also providing help like distributing debit cards for food. — VOA News

Around the U.S.

Migrants face cold, perilous crossing from Canada to New York:

Officials at the northern border recorded over 191,000 encounters with people crossing into the U.S. in 2023, a 41% increase from 2022. — The New York Times

Washington D.C.

“No allies left”: Dreamers, DACA recipients are left out amid rightward shift on immigration:

Dreamers and DACA recipients are excluded from bipartisan immigration proposals, despite widespread public support, leaving them in a precarious situation without legal status. — NBC News

What a second-term Trump immigration agenda might look like:

Trump seeks to cut legal immigration, which would fundamentally reshape U.S. immigration policy and potentially violate its Constitution. — NPR

Biden promises to hit Trump “every day” over southern border:

Biden shifts from defense to offense, blaming Trump and Republicans for the border crisis, hoping to turn legislative failure into a win for his reelection campaign. — USA Today

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