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Immigration News Today: U.S. Justice Department Sues To Block Oklahoma Immigration Law

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Washington D.C.

U.S. justice department sues Oklahoma in challenge to immigration law:

A lawsuit by the Justice Department says Oklahoma’s law punishing undocumented immigrants with prison terms of up to two years is unconstitutional. — The Guardian

Around the U.S.

Texans await fate of law that would allow detainment of suspected illegal immigrants:

Regardless of court rulings on Texas immigration law SB4, fear and distrust have penetrated immigrant and mixed-status families across the state. — NPR

Half of Americans oppose immigrant detention camps, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds:

While 54% of registered voters oppose putting undocumented immigrants in the country into detention camps, 56% said they should be deported. — Reuters

Hispanic Caucus: Border bill would “set back real comprehensive immigration reform by years”:

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus criticizes the bill for putting forward enforcement-only policies while failing to include provisions to keep families together. — The Hill

New York

New eviction policy for some asylum seekers begins in New York City:

“I believe that we are going to see a rise in street homelessness this summer as individuals receive a 30-day notice and they don’t have extenuating circumstances to be able to stay in shelter longer,” said Lisa Rivera, the president of the New York Legal Assistance Group. — ABC7

Advocates say NYPD escalated violence during pro-Palestinian rally in Brooklyn:

Advocates said the NYPD brought in the Strategic Response Group and senior officials, some of whom were witnessed punching protesters while making arrests. —  Spectrum News

Free immigration resources to begin May 30 in Bensonhurst:

The free immigration service program for Brooklyn residents in Bensonhurst will start May 30. — News 12 The Bronx

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