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Immigration News Today: Troops Headed to Texas Border Despite Legal Fight Over Enforcement

Nancy Chen

Apr 02, 2024

U.S.–Mexico border.

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.

States to send troops to Texas’ southern border despite legal fight over enforcement:

National Guard soldiers and state police from multiple states, including Iowa, Indiana and Nebraska, deploy to Texas border amid immigration enforcement disputes and legal battles. — The Marshall Project

Georgia legislature passes new immigration enforcement bill following Laken Riley’s killing:

HB 1105 mandates that local and state law enforcement verify the immigration status of individuals aged 18 and above who are arrested, in detention, or suspected of committing a crime. — CNN

In the Key Bridge collapse, Baltimore lost a piece of its cultural identity:

The collapse of Baltimore’s historic Francis Scott Key Bridge has devastated the city’s maritime community, highlighting the city’s deep ties to its maritime history and immigrant workforce. — NBC News

Migrant caravan heads to US-Mexico border near El Paso:

A mass migration caravan of some 2,000 individuals from various countries is on its way to the U.S. southern border, with some migrants aiming to enter the U.S. through legal ports of entry while others are heading to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. — Spectrum News

Venezuelans increasingly stuck in Mexico, lowering illegal crossings to U.S.:

“In the jungle, you have to prepare for animals. In Mexico, you have to prepare for humans,” said a migrant who waited for four months in Mexico to enter the U.S. legally using CBP One. — VOA News

New York

Iftar meals a comfort to Muslim migrants navigating a new world:

Newcomers from Africa find solace in Islamic faith groups in New York City during Ramadan, as they struggle with observing the holy month away from family and familiar traditions, seeking support from mosques and community organizations. — The City

Washington D.C.

Higher USCIS immigration fees take effect, judge refuses to block:

USCIS implemented higher immigration fees on April 1, 2024, following a court ruling rejecting a block, affecting employers sponsoring workers. — Forbes

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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