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Immigration News Today: White House Blasts Supreme Court for “Harmful” Texas Migrant Law

Nancy Chen

Mar 22, 2024

U.S.–Mexico border.

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New York

ERO New York City arrests previously removed Colombian national convicted of conspiring to distribute of narcotics:

The 45-year-old will remain in custody pending removal to Colombia. — ICE

Around the U.S. 

As Texas border arrests law teeters in court, other GOP states also push tougher immigration policy:

Republican-led states including Iowa, New Hampshire, Georgia and Tennessee are jointly pushing for tougher immigration enforcement. — KTLA 5

Anticipation and anger on Texas border as strict immigration law again on hold: 

The Supreme Court has prevented Texas from arresting and deporting migrants, and Mexico refused to take back those ordered to leave. — The Associated Press

Chicago begins evicting migrants from shelters as residents decry “lack of respect”:

Chicago has started evicting migrants from shelters, causing confusion and frustration among residents, though fewer than 10 migrants were evicted in the first two days. — NBC News

Democratic cities that welcomed migrants are starting to roll back aid:

Democratic cities, including New York and Chicago, are limiting aid for migrants, and implementing shelter eviction policies and settlement agreements for shelter obligations. — Washington Post 

With nearly 6,000 new migrants this year, Chicago Public Schools chief supports boost in bilingual education:

CPS CEO Pedro Martinez reiterated support for bilingual education, with a focus on increasing teacher training and certifications, but needs the support from city and state. — Chicago Sun Times

Washington D.C.

White House criticizes Supreme Court for allowing “harmful” Texas migrant law:

“We fundamentally disagree with the Supreme Court’s order allowing Texas’s harmful and unconstitutional law to go into effect,” said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. — The Guardian

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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