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Immigration News Today: 2024 Will Be The “Immigration Election”

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.

Washington D.C.

2024 will be the “immigration election”:

Nearly half of Republicans surveyed say they’re more concerned about increased immigration than the state of the economy, compared to only 8% of Democrats. — KTSM

Mexico is stopping nearly three times as many migrants now, helping keep U.S. border crossings down:

The Biden administration said that the increased help from Mexico in slowing migration is proof that their relationship with Mexico is more effective than the Trump administration’s. — NBC News

Trump has promised an immigration crackdown if reelected. That could backfire on the economy:

The immigration spike has created a positive supply shock, allowing the economy to grow more quickly. — CNN

New York

Megastores and small e-bike shops blow off city ban on unsafe batteries:

There is widespread disregard of summonses for retailing batteries without safety certification across the five boroughs. — THE CITY

D.A. Bragg announces indictment of woman for stealing legal fees from clients applying for permanent residency:

Analie Vargas, 34, has been indicted for diverting her clients’ checks intended for immigration application fees into her personal bank account. — Manhattan DA

Around the U.S. 

A majority of Latinas feel pressure to support their families or to succeed at work:

Majorities of Latinas say that U.S. Hispanic women face pressure to do housework, care for children and succeed at work. — Pew Research Center

Future of Texas’ migrant-blocking buoys may hinge on whether the Rio Grande is “navigable”:

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s barrier of giant buoys in the Rio Grande faces legal scrutiny over navigability and immigration’s classification as invasion. — The Associated Press 

Immigrants rights advocates speak out against proposed California budget cuts:

Advocates said there could be potentially $33 million cuts to immigration legal service programs. — ABC 10

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