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Immigration News Today: Feds Collected DNA from 1.5 Million Migrants in Less Than Four Years, Report Finds

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.

Feds collected DNA from 1.5 million migrants in less than four years, report finds:

Immigration agents routinely take DNA samples “without any of the procedural rules that police are supposed to follow before they can take a person’s DNA,” the center said in the report. — Los Angeles Times

Senate border bill exposes Democratic divisions as White House attempts to ramp up pressure on GOP:

The bill exposes divisions within the Democratic caucus, with some members opposing its tough provisions, viewing it as politically motivated rather than effective policy. — CNN

New York

NYC’s tough new shelter rules for migrants kick in. The impacts remain to be seen:

Over 9,000 migrants had received 30- or 60-day notices under the new rules As of Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams’ spokesperson said. — The Gothamist

Migrant women find sisterhood through embroidery workshop in South Bronx:

The women in the workshop, who migrated to the U.S., face similar struggles like language barriers, but have found support in each other. — CBS News

Around the U.S. 

New report shows Operation Lone Star has spent billions arresting people mostly for misdemeanors:

Many of those who go before a judge after being arrested under OLS are for trespassing charges and that those arrested are disproportionately people of color. — Texas Public Radio 

Denver launches ambitious migrant program, breaking from the short-term shelter approach:

Denver’s new migrant support program offers six-month apartment stays, job preparation, and various educational courses, shifting from temporary shelters to sustainable independence and integration. — NBC News

At the U.S.’s latest border hotspot, aid workers brace for volatility:

Advocates in San Diego warn the election’s immigration focus will bring more instability and that they may face increased criminalization should Trump be elected. — The Guardian

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