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Immigration News Today: What Does Being a Sanctuary City Mean for NYC?

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

What exactly is a sanctuary city and what does that mean for NYC?

The January brawl in Times Square has sparked a national debate over NYC’s sanctuary city policies, which limit cooperation between local and federal law enforcement. — The CITY

What does Tom Suozzi’s big win in NY-3 mean for November elections?

Tom Suozzi’s easy win chips away at the Republicans’ majority in the House ahead of the November elections. — The Gothamist

Around the U.S.

Migrants in Mexico have used CBP One app 64 million times to request entry into U.S.:

Nearly 450,000 migrants have been allowed into the U.S. under the process so far, internal federal government documents show. — CBS News

Washington D.C.

CBP releases January 2024 monthly update:

CBP reported a 50% decrease in migrant encounters along the southwest border in January 2024, attributing it to seasonal trends and enhanced enforcement efforts. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The potential impact of Trump’s extreme deportation and immigration agenda:

Donald Trump has proposed extreme immigration policies, including mass deportations, and would federalize the National Guard to carry out the plan.  — PBS News Hour

With the border deal dead, the money for border security might run out. Here’s what that would mean:

This will greatly impact the funding for ICE and USCIS; cities along the border and major democrat cities will suffer. — NBC News

Immigration reform has always been tough, and rarely happens in election years:

Immigration reform remains elusive in the 2024 U.S. presidential election because of partisan polarization, historical challenges, and lack of bipartisan agreement. — The Conversation

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