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Immigration News Today: Texas-Mexico Border Devastated by Anti-Migrant Operation 

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. 

“Why doesn’t anybody care?” Texas-Mexico border devastated by anti-migrant operation: 

Texas’ strong-arm strategies to keep out migrants have created environmental damage along the Rio Grande. — The Guardian

Migrants, desperate to reach the U.S. border, are traveling inside cargo trucks. Some never make it: 

Over 100 people died in truck containers from 2018 to 2023, tens of thousands of migrants attest. — NBC News

Associated Press images of migrants’ struggle are recognized with a Pulitzer Prize:

Associated Press photographers were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for documenting the struggles and resilience of migrants during unprecedented global migration. — Associated Press

New York

6 months after FBI raid, investigations into Mayor Adams’ fundraising have only grown:

Multiple investigations into Mayor Eric Adams’ fundraising activities, including raids and guilty pleas from associates, have raised questions about his mayoralty. — Gothamist

Washington D.C.

Democrats prepare to go on offense on immigration: 

Key Democratic officials discussed strategies to advance immigration legislation, including forcing votes that Republicans would most likely oppose, sources said. — NBC News

(Opinion) Trump’s promise to deport all undocumented immigrants resurrects a 1950s strategy: 

Trump’s plan to replicate Operation Wetback faces challenges: dispersed undocumented population, resistance, and lack of a legal alternatives for migrants to stay in the country. — The Conversation

Blinken travels to Guatemala for regional migration conference: 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Guatemala highlights U.S. efforts in managing migration through enforcement, lawful pathways and integration. — VOA News

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