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Immigration News Today: NYC Has Highest Level of Homeless Children

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.

New York

30,000 children lived in NYC homeless shelters every month last year, data shows:

Last year saw the highest number of children staying in NYC homeless shelters in nearly a decade, and numbers are still surging. – Gothamist

Migrants await NYC shelter beds a week after a backlog should’ve been cleared:

Migrants said they were provided addresses for temporary shelters in churches without cots but not given shelter beds. — Gothamist

Migrant waiting rooms see fights and freezing temperatures: 

Internal reports paint a picture of people freezing, fighting, and pushed to the brink in city’s waiting rooms for migrants. — The City

Around the U.S. 

Dubious claims about voting flyers at a migrant camp show how the border is inflaming politics:

The Spanish-language flyers of unknown origin encouraged migrants to vote illegally for Biden once they arrived in the U.S. — The Associated Press 

Migrants landing on California shores to bypass border agents:

More migrants are arriving on California’s beaches by boat, raising concerns about public safety. — Reuters

Washington D.C.

Inside Biden’s delay on going “nuclear” at the border:

President Biden’s forthcoming executive order to curb illegal border crossings has dragged on for months due to legal, political, and resource challenges. — Axios

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