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Immigration News Today: Green Card Application Fees will Increase by Thousands of Dollars

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

NYC’s evacuation plan for Floyd Bennett migrant shelter is light on detail:

“Guests will be transferred to [LOCATION TBD] for duration of storm,” the one-and-a-half-page document states. — The Gothamist

NYC migrant spending further cut to spare other city services, Mayor Eric Adams says:

Mayor Adams cancels third round of agency spending cuts, citing higher tax revenues and additional cuts to migrant spending, but warns city still needs state and federal assistance. — The Gothamist

Around the U.S.

In Arizona, an aging population but who will provide care? Immigrants will play a big role:

Immigrants are crucial in caring for Arizona’s aging population. But with the immigrant population shrinking, officials need to take action. — USA Today

Texas requests 50 National Guard soldiers from Louisiana to increase security at U.S.-Mexico border:

The deployment will cost an estimated $3 million of Louisiana taxpayer money. — Spectrum News

Washington D.C.

Becoming a U.S. citizen is about to get more expensive:

The “green card” packet, will rise from $1,760 to $3,005, effective from April 1. — News Nation

Alejandro Mayorkas meets with Guatemalan leader Bernardo Arévalo following House impeachment over immigration:

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas meets with newly elected Arévalo to discuss regional migration, security, and the economy. — ABC News

Biden considering new executive action to restrict asylum at the border, sources say:

No final decision has been made on the action under consideration, which may use an authority between ports of entry to attempt to clamp down on unlawful border crossings. — CNN

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