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Immigration News Today: Democrats Urge ICE to End Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention

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.

Washington D.C.

ICE uses solitary confinement in “violation of international norms,” Democratic lawmakers say:

ICE “has isolated individuals in its facilities for months and even years,” a letter from Democratic lawmakers said. — NBC News

New citizens will be able to seamlessly request Social Security updates:

Starting April 1, people applying for naturalization using the Form N-400 can now request an Social Security Number or replacement card when submitting the form. — USCIS

New York

Prepaid debit cards for families of migrants in NYC, explained:

NYC is providing 500 asylum seeker families with debit cards exclusively for purchasing food and baby supplies at local stores. — Documented

A nimble New York grocery store follows Latino immigration to the south:

Compare Foods, a family business started by Eligio Peña, now has dozens of locations along the East Coast and the Southeast. — The Guardian

Around the U.S. 

More Americans are worried about legal immigration than they were a few years ago, poll finds:

Regarding legal immigrants, U.S. adults see fewer major benefits and more major risks than they did in 2017. — Associated Press

Venezuelan migrant who encouraged squatting in U.S. homes arrested:

Leonel Moreno, a Venezuelan migrant going viral for posting a TikTok video telling other migrants to “invade” U.S. homes, was arrested on Friday. — NBC News

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