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Immigration News Today: A Thousand Migrants Slept Outside or in Subways, NYC Official Survey Says

Nancy Chen

Feb 23, 2024

N train station at Astoria Boulevard, Queens. Photo by Rommel H. Ojeda

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New York

Their asylum case seems strong. But instead of hope, they feel despair:

Fleeing political persecution in Guinea, a family has been evicted from a New York City homeless shelter, questioning if they should have ever come. — The New York Times

A thousand migrants slept outside or in subways, NYC official survey says:

Despite the winter weather, more migrants have been sleeping on the streets, in subways and in shelters set up by outside groups. — THE CITY

Around the U.S. 

Border security remains bipartisan concern in Texas:

Most Democrats still oppose Gov. Greg Abbott’s strict enforcement measures, but increasing numbers are starting to support these kinds of policies, a survey found said. — ABC News 

Chicago closes 4 migrant shelters amid lull in arrivals:

Amid a seasonal decline in border crossings, four shelters in Chicago’s North Lawndale and on the North Side accommodating some 400 individuals were shut down. — Chicago Sun Times

(Opinion) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s unconstitutional, anti-immigrant stunt must be rejected by the courts:

A columnist argues a judge must invalidate Senate Bill 4, which would mandate Texas law enforcement arrest anyone they believe entered the country illegally. — Los Angeles Daily News

Washington D.C.

U.S. expands visa restrictions on transportation operators over migration:

The restrictions will target companies providing transportation services for people migrating “irregularly” to the U.S. — VOA News

(Interactive) Worried about immigrants overwhelming the U.S.?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge about immigrants in the U.S. — Washington Post

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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