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Immigration News Today: Louisiana Proposes Bill Similar to Texas’ Migrant Arrest SB 4 Law

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Around the U.S.

Louisiana proposes bill similar to Texas’ migrant arrest law:

The Republican-dominated Senate proposed a bill allowing Louisiana state and local law enforcement to arrest and jail people in the state who entered the U.S. illegally. — ABC News

Texas Gov. Abbott tells GOP crowd in New York he’ll keep the migrant buses coming:

Governor Abbott said he wouldn’t stop the process until Biden leaves the office in the coming election. — The Gothamist

Texas National Guard member arrested and charged after allegedly smuggling a migrant and leading officers on high-speed chase:

Savion Johnson was charged with evading arrest, smuggling of persons and unlawful carry of a weapon. — CNN

Federal judge rules that migrant children in desert camps need to be in safe and clean facilities:

Migrant children detained in open-air desert camps are under federal custody and should be expeditiously processed and relocated to “safe and sanitary” facilities, a federal judge in California said in a court order. — CNN

New York

New York immigrant advocate criticizes Gov. Abbott’s visit to NYC:

Our city will continue to uphold that legacy as we welcome new arrivals and hold our own elected officials accountable for meeting the needs of our newest neighbors,” said Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director of New York Immigration Coalition. — The Hill

Migrants at margins of Times Square police scuffle face upended lives:

Two migrants, neither of whom are accused of touching the officers are detained on Rikers Island, after being caught mysteriously by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. — The City

Migrant men move into Brooklyn’s Gowanus shelter before planned state toxin testing:

Advocates are concerned that the chemicals will evaporate and percolate to the into buildings. — The City

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