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Immigration News Today: How Americans Feel About Immigration Heading Into 2024 Election

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

Two major charities will tap NYC’s wealthy donors to aid migrant crisis:

Money raised by Robin Hood and the New York Community Trust will not be managed by the Adams administration, although both groups said they’ll consult with the city on migrant needs. — Gothamist

Offered tickets to depart NYC when forced to leave shelters, only 2% of adult migrants accept:

Even as over 80% of migrants are turned away each day at shelters, few are willing to accept free tickets to other parts of the country. — Gothamist 

Around the U.S. 

How Americans feel about immigration heading into 2024 election:

New polling shows Americans largely blame Congress and the Biden administration for the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, with immigration becoming a key issue for the 2024 election. — CBS6

Undocumented migrants convicted of “violent” felonies would get legal aid under California bill:

The “Representation, Equity, and Protections for All Immigrants Act” would remove restrictions on the use of grant funds to aid individuals convicted of felonies. — ABC 15 

Chicago measles outbreak grows with more cases in migrant shelter:

The Chicago measles outbreak has grown with three more cases at a migrant shelter, prompting a response from health officials and the CDC. — NBC News 

Protesters rally against Senate Bill 4 at Texas’ Capitol:

Protesters at the Texas Capitol opposed Governor Greg Abbott’s border security program and Senate Bill 4, fearing racial profiling and dangers for immigrant families. — CBS News

Latinos’ views on the migrant situation at the U.S.-Mexico border:

U.S. Hispanics are less likely than other Americans to say increasing deportations or a larger wall along the border will help the situation. — Pew Research Center

Washington D.C.

Biden’s proposed budget includes $4.7 billion emergency fund for border migrant surges:

The fund would let DHS access funds on an as-needed basis if the number of undocumented migrants crossing the southern border reaches an unspecified threshold. — NBC New York

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