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Immigration News Today: Mexico Shelters Crowded As Biden Asylum Ban Takes Hold

Nancy Chen

Jun 20, 2024

U.S.–Mexico border.

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.

Mexico shelters see crowding as Biden’s asylum ban takes hold:

Shelters south of the U.S. border face uneven impacts from the Biden administration’s asylum suspension, with some overcrowded while others remain underused. — ABC News

Democrats agree Biden had to act on immigration — but they’re split over his asylum order:

Some believe limiting the U.S.-Mexico border crossing brings back order and protects the country, while others think it contradicts American values. — The Guardian

New York

Parole in Place update: Biden expands eligibility for undocumented immigrant spouses:

President Biden recently expanded the parole in place program to include certain undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens. — Documented’s guide on how immigrants can apply

(Opinion) ICE detention kills. New York must end its complicity:

Biden’s failure to divest from for-profit detention centers highlights the need for New York leaders to prevent state and local facilities from profiting from ICE detention, an advocate writes. — City Limits

Around the U.S. 

Border encounters by the numbers: Here’s what the data shows:

The number of encounters along the southwest border was just over 961,000 from October 2023 to January this year. — ABC News

How immigrants are helping keep job growth hot while inflation cools:

Increased immigration has fueled U.S. job growth, adding 272,000 jobs in May, while inflation remains stable. — CNBC

(Opinion) Deadly border technologies used to violently deter migration:

The human impact of violent border technologies underscores the need to combat the profound issues faced by migrants globally, a professor writes. — The Conversation

Venezuelan couple fleeing political persecution finds hope at SoCal migrant shelter:

Asylum seekers in Mexico await U.S. entry via the CBP One app, and find refuge at San Diego’s Rapid Response Network shelter. — ABC News

Nancy Chen

Hongyu (Nancy) Chen is a Chinese-English bilingual reporter who graduated from Columbia Journalism School. She writes about immigrant communities and older adults in New York City. She also specializes in documentary filmmaking. Prior to Columbia, she studied International Relations at the Australian National University.

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