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Immigration News Today: Supreme Court Keeps Texas Migrant Law On Hold

Nancy Chen

Mar 05, 2024

U.S.–Mexico border.

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

Mayor Adams has sparked a debate over NYC’s ‘sanctuary city’ status. What does it mean?

Mayor Adams supports cooperation between local and federal agencies for deporting immigrants accused of violent crimes, sparking debate over sanctuary city policies. — The Gothamist

Around the U.S.

Migration from South America through the perilous Darién Gap resumes:

Hundreds of migrants from South America, including Venezuela and Ecuador, resumed their journey through the perilous Darién Gap after a five-day pause due to an arrest operation. — The New York Times

Supreme Court keeps Texas migrant law on hold until at least March 13:

“Absent this Court’s intervention, SB4 will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 10, 2024, profoundly altering the status quo that has existed between the United States and the States in the context of immigration for almost 150 years,” wrote Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar. — Washington Post

Immigration is “taking pressure off” the job market and U.S. economy, expert says:

The increase in foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor force benefits the economy, with immigrants helping to counterbalance the aging U.S. workforce. — CNBC

Latino students at UGA face hostility after police say suspect in Laken Riley’s death is undocumented:

After Riley’s death, Latino students don’t feel safe around the campus. — CNN

Immigrants power the economy:

Immigration fuels economic growth, stabilizing inflation and boosting labor force. Critics’ claims of job competition overlook record low unemployment and rising wages. — New York Daily News

Washington D.C.

Mayorkas slams Texas Gov. Abbott for saying Biden should use executive authority on border:

Mayorkas blames Abbott for refusing to work with the Biden administration to address issues at the border and for his role in busing migrants to Democratic-led cities. — CNN

Trump makes baseless claims about immigration and voter fraud:

Trump baselessly claims Biden is conspiring to overthrow the U.S. by smuggling violent anti-American forces across the border and encouraging illegal voting. — The New York Times

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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