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Immigration News Today: Bail Set for Migrants Accused in Times Square Assault on NYPD

Nancy Chen

Feb 20, 2024

NYPD car in Times Square, Broadway Ave.

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

Could Democrat Tom Suozzi’s campaign on immigration help his party win nationally?

“Democrats shouldn’t generalize from this outcome. Suozzi had 100 percent name recognition. He won handily. It was about him, not about issues,” said veteran New York Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf. — ABC News

Bail set in Manhattan court for five migrants accused in Times Square assault on NYPD:

They are all Rikers Island-bound, with varying bail amounts set for each. — New York Daily News

Around the U.S.

5-year-old migrant boy who got sick at a temporary Chicago shelter died from sepsis, autopsy shows:

His death raised concerns about conditions at shelters and questions about how Chicago responded to migrants unaccustomed to the city’s cold winters and with few local contacts. — Spectrum News

Judge expresses skepticism at Texas law that lets police arrest migrants for illegal entry:

It would be a “nightmare” if the U.S. became a patchwork of states enforcing different immigration laws, said U.S. District Judge David Ezra. — NBC News

(Opinion) “We must protect the right to seek asylum“:

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights allows a petition against the U.S. concerning Haitian deportations to proceed, citing human rights violations. Concerns over family separation and inadequate immigration policies persist. — The Hill

Washington D.C.

Progressives are uneasy with Democrats tilting right on immigration after N.Y. race:

“Long term for the Democratic Party, we have to get back with the American people on the idea that immigration is a good thing,” Rep. Greg Casar, D-Texas, said. — NBC News

ICE conducts single adult, family unit removal flights Feb. 16:

These included removal flights to Central America, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. — ICE

Nancy Chen

Hongyu (Nancy) Chen is a Chinese-English bilingual reporter who graduated from Columbia Journalism School. She writes about immigrant communities and older adults in New York City. She also specializes in documentary filmmaking. Prior to Columbia, she studied International Relations at the Australian National University.

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