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Immigration News Today: Why Adams’ Plan to Give NYC Migrants Debit Cards Is Under Fire

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

Why New York’s plan to give migrants debit cards came under fire:

Conservatives ridiculed the plan, questioning the fairness of giving debit cards to recent migrants and shared concerns about the program being abused. — The New York Times

Around the U.S.

Texas spent nearly $1 million on four flights for migrants, records show:

Texas spent over $845,000 flying migrants to New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, part of a $148 million initiative to transport migrants out of border communities. — KERA News

El Paso leaders rally around Annunciation House after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s threat to shut it down:

Annunciation House operates several shelters in El Paso, providing food, housing and legal help to immigrants and refugees experiencing homelessness. — KSAT

Border Patrol releases hundreds of migrants at a bus stop after San Diego runs out of aid money:

Migrants are now left on the street instead of a reception center as aid groups scrambled to help out as best they could. — USA Today

Arizona sector becomes No. 1 hotspot for migrant crossings, despite border walls and treacherous terrain:

Border Patrol recorded more than 250,000 migrant apprehensions in the Tucson sector in the first four months of fiscal year 2024, federal government statistics shows. — CBS News

Washington D.C.

Biden and Trump to visit US-Mexico border on same day this week:

Biden to visit US-Mexico border amid immigration policy changes, setting up a split screen with Trump, who has made immigration a centerpiece of his reelection effort. — CNN

(Opinion) The U.S. must support refugees or end policies perpetuating their misery:

US legislative proposals linked aid to Israel and Ukraine with heightened border security measures, making it harder for asylum seekers to enter the country. — The Hill0

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