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Immigration News Today: U.S. Border Arrest Decrease in March

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. border arrests fall in March, bucking seasonal trends amid increased enforcement in Mexico:

The Border Patrol made 137,480 arrests of people entering from Mexico, down 2.3% from 140,638 in February. — The Associated Press

Douglas County files lawsuit challenging Colorado immigration laws:

The county says current laws limit local law enforcement and their ability to interact with the ICE. — CBS News

New census data hints at an urban population revival, assisted by immigration:

Major metro areas and cities such as Miami and Boston are showing signs of increasing population, with an important contribution from international migration. — Brookings Institute

A controversial Texas law has become a blueprint for other states. Immigrant communities are worried:

There are at least nine states that have posed immigration restrictions mirroring Texas’ S.B. 4. — CNN

Greg Abbott celebrates new migrant detention milestone:

More than 507,200 suspected illegal migrants have been arrested since the Operation Lone Star launched in 2021. — Newsweek

New York

FDNY makes first ever criminal arrest of e-bike shop owner for unsafe storage of batteries:

Tian Liang Liu, the owner of the Electric Bicycle Shop in Brooklyn, was arrested due to reckless endangerment related to fire code violations. — The City

New York school buses not picking up migrant children angers council member:

Nearly one in five migrant children leave their shelter mid-school year; 60-day eviction policy may have contributed to this. — Newsweek

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