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Immigration News Today: Appeals Court Continues To Suspend Texas SB 4

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.

Around the U.S.

U.S. appeals court keeps Texas migrant arrest law on hold:

“For nearly 150 years, the supreme court has held that the power to control immigration – the entry, admission, and removal of noncitizens – is exclusively a federal power,” judges in favor of the ruling said. — The Guardian

Chicago’s inhumane migrant evictions are a symptom of a bigger problem:

Chicago’s migrant eviction policy highlights gaps in immigration policy across the US and the inhumane quick fixes being used in the meantime. — VOX

The standoff at Gate 36: Texas sends in the troops to block migrants from seeking asylum:

Hundreds of migrants were stuck at the border, where there is a 30-meter-tall steel wall. — Los Angeles Times

Mexico adds more troops to hot spot for unlawful migrant crossings:

Verbal abuse and threats from smugglers directed at the soldiers were also part of the reason of the added troops, said David Pérez Tejada, head of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration in Baja California. — News Nation Now

New York

New York City mayor defends migrant debit card program as cost efficient and fraud resistant:

The pilot program launched Monday with 10 families and will expand to 115 families. — POLITICO

Washington D.C.

Guatemala’s president Bernardo Arévalo says U.S. should invest more to deter migration:

He urges Vice President Kamala Harris to address the “root causes” of migration through cooperation and investment to provide people with more opportunities. — CBS News

(Opinion) Immigrants are excluded from the right to legal representation. It’s time to change that:

Almost 4 million people in immigration court faced deportation last year, 70% of whom didn’t have legal representation. — USA Today

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