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Immigration News Today: NYC Will Deny Some Migrants Emergency Shelter After 30 Days

Nancy Chen

Mar 18, 2024

Two Afghan sisters, Pari and Raha, arrived to New York in mid-February and are staying at the Randall's Island shelter. 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

New York City won’t offer “right to shelter” to some immigrants after 30 days in deal with advocates:

The city will grant additional time if the migrants show “significant efforts to resettle,” including making an appointment with an immigration lawyer and more. — ABC News

Former MS-13 gang member convicted of murder is arrested:

Authorities say the Salvadoran citizen entered the U.S. without authorization and, without undergoing inspection, admission, or parole by immigration authorities. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

They sell candy instead of going to school. New York isn’t stopping them.

No city agency is stopping children from selling merchandise in the transit system. — The New York Times

Around the U.S. 

DeSantis signs bills expanding prison sentences for undocumented migrants:

The Florida bills target undocumented migrants convicted of felonies or driving without a license. — The Guardian

How Texas’ plans to arrest migrants for illegal entry would work:

If a Texas law comes into effect, migrants face the option to comply with a Texas judge’s order to depart from the U.S. or face prosecution for misdemeanor illegal entry. — Washington Post

Chicago to begin evicting illegal immigrants from shelters as new 60-day limit takes effect:

Chicago will evict around 5,600 undocumented immigrants from city shelters in waves starting Sunday. — National Review

Washington D.C.

Ankle monitors and curfews: Inside Biden’s new tracking system for migrant families:

The new tracking system for migrant families aims to prevent them from skipping out on asylum hearings, in favor of quickly processing and potentially deporting them. — 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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