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Immigration News Today: New Law Could End Shelter Stay Limits for Migrants in NYC

Nancy Chen

Mar 04, 2024

Julia Ntsame and her two-year-old daughter Aminata were evicted from the Row Hotel on Jan. 9 and were on their way to Washington D.C. to stay with a friend. Photo: Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio for Documented

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

8 things to know about the FBI investigation into Eric Adams’ campaign:

Adams and his campaign are facing a corruption investigation over allegations of “straw donations” and other campaign finance violations. Here’s our guide to the case. — Documented 

New law could end shelter stay limits for migrants in NYC:

The New York City Council is considering repealing the policy that limits stays for newly arrived migrants to 30 or 60 days. — CBS News

NYC releases Workers’ Bill of Rights:

The new version summarizes additional city laws and includes state and federal laws, which protect NYC workers regardless of their immigration status. — DCWP

Around the U.S. 

A legal showdown on the border between the U.S. and Texas: 

A federal court in Austin has temporarily blocked Texas from imposing S.B. 4, a new immigration enforcement law that would allow state and local police to arrest migrants. — The New York Times

The U.S. economy is surpassing expectations. Immigration is one reason: 

The U.S. economy’s recovery from the pandemic is partly thanks to a rebound in immigration, with foreign-born workers filling labor force gaps. — New York Times

Arizona Republicans push to punish migrants who enter the U.S. illegally: 

The proponent of one bill suggested it would legally allow property owners to shoot and kill migrants trespassing on their property. — NBC Los Angeles

Washington D.C.

Biden urges Trump to help him pass immigration deal as both visit U.S. border: 

President Biden asked former President Trump to join him in calling on Congress to pass the “toughest, most efficient, most effective border security this country has ever seen.” — The Guardian 

Migrant backlog to hit 8 million by October, data reveal:

This will amount to a roughly 167% increase over five years, internal government projections suggest. — Axios

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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