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Immigration News Today: Senate Border Bill Fails Again

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.

Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance:

Senate Republicans again blocked a bipartisan bill to limit asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sees this as a political advantage for Democrats. — The Associated Press

New York

New York For All Act would limit disclosure of immigration status:

The bill supported by advocates and some Democratic lawmakers would prohibit police officers, among other agencies, from questioning individuals on their immigrant status. — Spectrum News

Trump, without evidence, claims migrants in U.S. illegally “building army” to attack Americans:

The Bronx rally was part of Trump’s effort to exploit Biden’s decreasing support among Hispanic and Black voters. — Reuters

Around the U.S.

Migrant crossings down in Texas, up in other border states:

Tucson and San Diego have seen the most migrant cross this fiscal year, with over 373,000 and 222,000 people, respectively. — KCBD

Florida law criminalizing transport of undocumented immigrants is blocked by lawsuit:

Advocates criticize the bill for putting thousands of residents of Florida and other states “at risk of being arrested, charged and prosecuted with a felony for transporting a vaguely defined category of immigrants into Florida.” — NBC News

Migrant crossings at U.S.-Mexico border plunge 54% from record highs, internal figures show:

In the first three weeks of May, U.S. Border Patrol averaged 3,700 daily migrant apprehensions, a 54% drop from December’s 8,000 daily average. — CBS News

Illinois fails to protect immigrant victims of crime, report finds:

Chicago University’s report finds widespread violations by the state’s law enforcement agencies of the VOICES Act attempting to provide greater access to protections for U and T visa immigrants. — Chicago Tribune

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