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  1. politics
    Over 100 Migrants Were Sent to Kamala Harris’s House on ChristmasLocal volunteers say they came from Texas, apparently at Governor Greg Abbott’s direction.
  2. 2020 census
    Trump Caves on Census Citizenship Question, But Hints at a Broader Fight AheadIt was a classic Trumpian retreat, disguised in a cloud of obfuscation, lies, and threats.
  3. 2020 census
    Trump Toys With Delaying 2020 Census, Maybe Defying ConstitutionAfter the Supreme Court rejected his rationale for a citizenship question, Trump is mulling a pricy delay or perhaps constitutional brinkmanship.
  4. supreme court
    Where’s the Supreme Court’s Census Decision?It’s possible new evidence of the administration’s true intent in placing a citizenship question in the 2020 Census is causing a delay at SCOTUS.
  5. Typo Decimates Kris Kobach’s Lead in Kansas PrimaryKobach’s lead in the Kansas GOP gubernatorial primary is so tiny that changing one number cut his lead by more than half.
  6. Trump Admin: 463 Migrant Parents May Have Been Deported Without Their KidsWith a deadline to reunite separated families only days away, the government is signaling that it will almost certainly fall short.
  7. Patricia Okoumou and the Dual Threat to Black ImmigrantsHer Statue of Liberty protest reminded the country that corrosive immigration laws have an effect on black communities, too.
  8. Trump Uses Language of Exterminators in Attack on ‘Illegal Immigrants’There’s a loaded history of racist demagoguery that lies down the rhetorical road Trump is taking right now.
  9. Lawyer Famous for Racism Says Racism Not the ‘Real Me’It’s clearly just a matter of mistaken identity.
  10. donald trump
    What It Means to Have a Government That Hates the Constitutional Right to ChooseWhen low-level bureaucrats try to keep vulnerable women from exercising reproductive rights, they’re just following signals from the top.
  11. Report: Motel 6 Is Helping ICE Arrest Undocumented Guests in Arizona“We send a report every morning to ICE — all the names of everybody that comes in,” a front-desk clerk said.
  12. our new country
    These Are Some of the Last American Citizens Naturalized Under Obama“I came to Obama’s America, so it was so emotional to reach the milestone of being a citizen just before he’s going.”
  13. immigration
    Becoming an American in the Age of TrumpA love letter to my new country.
  14. reasons to love new york
    47 Reasons to Love New York, Right Now, More Than EverBecause we get under Trump’s skin. Because Chumley’s is back. Because weirdos, artists, and immigrants will never stop calling this city home.
  15. reasons to love new york
    44 Immigrant New Yorkers on Living in a Sanctuary CityWe may have a fabled reputation for crossed-arm toughness, but in reality, New York is the city whose arms have always been open the widest.
  16. reasons to love new york
    Trump May Have America, But the City Is Still OursThe election reminded us that New York has always been a bubble. And what a bubble it is.
  17. Trump Is Back on Message — and That Message Is As Vile As It’s Ever BeenTrump ends his campaign by casting Somali refugees in Minnesota — and Latino voters in Nevada — as America’s true enemies.
  18. Donald Trump Is Making Hispanic Americans Register to Vote AgainOne lasting legacy of Trump’s run could be a spike in Latino Americans’ political engagement.
  19. haiti
    For Many in Haiti, Only Hope for Survival Is Trip to United StatesMeanwhile, the government is preparing to issue up to 200,000 temporary protected status visas.
  20. bureaucracy
    Protest, and a Hunger Strike, Over Haitian Immigrant Deported 24 Years LaterNo explanation is being given for why Jean Montrevil, father of four, will be sent back to Haiti.
  21. intel
    FreshDirect Admits That Something Has Turned SourHey, remember before Christmas when we told you about how FreshDirect was out of many basic products and was having trouble offering prompt delivery times? And how it might have been because of an exodus of illegal immigrant workers after a Homeland Security probe of the company? When we asked a rep for the popular grocery service about the issues, we were cryptically told to “plan ahead and to double-check available times.” Now, though, FreshDirect brass are finally addressing the problem. Regular users with e-mail logins were sent a letter late yesterday telling them that this month, the company is “going to have a harder time meeting your food needs” than usual. The letter explains the labor issues and employee shortages they’ve been battling. Which is all well and good, but if it means we are going to have to carry an entire spiral ham on the M14 bus back from Whole Foods tomorrow, we might just have to move back to the suburbs.
  22. photo op
    Yay, Immigrants! It’s now a May Day tradition: nationwide rallies for immigrants’ rights. In New York, fewer marchers were expected today than last year, but Washington Square Park this afternoon still drew a significant crowd. Gothamist says the action was focused on the park, with a prayer service at Judson Memorial Church kicking things off, a rally, and then a march to Union Square. Flickr photographer Boss Tweed caught the scene in the park, where protesters were focusing on the impact strict immigration laws have on families. Boss Tweed’s Photos [Flickr] Related: Immigration Rally and March Today [Gothamist]
  23. the morning line
    Small Victories • Nassau County Democrat Craig Johnson was elected to the State Senate, in what everyone sees as Spitzer’s proxy victory over the state’s head Republican Joe Bruno. Us, we’re just mildly annoyed at having to cover an election in February. [NYP] • Do you own property in New Jersey? Here, have a 20 percent tax credit and remember who loves ya: The Garden State’s senators apparently almost died passing the bill in a marathon, midnight-oil, multi-day session. [NYT] • A new study chalks up much of New York’s economic growth to the efforts of recent immigrants. New arrivals, it states, open their own businesses at the rate of almost five to one compared to the natives. [amNY] • Buying phony police badges and dressing up as a cop is very, very lame, not to mention illegal. But doing the above and having the nerve to commandeer a man’s SUV — well, one kind of has to applaud. [Newsday] • And, we won’t report on the mad-astronaut story, since it doesn’t concern NYC in the least, but we will tally up the headline puns: “Lunar Toon!” and “Astro-Nut” (News) versus “Space Case” and “Astro-Nut” again (Post). Post wins on the alliterative strength of “whacked-out Nowak.” [NYP, NYDN]
  24. intel
    Lawyers’ Group Seeks Inquiry Into Brooklyn’s Anti-Immigrant Author-JudgeWhen we saw yesterday that Brooklyn judge John Wilson wrote a children’s book, Hot House Flowers, that reads as a not-so subtle dis on immigrants — “dandelions,” in his telling, barge into a happy hothouse and proceed to spawn legions of weedlike children who take up all the soil and drink all the water — we thought, Well, that’s not going to sell in New York, like, at all. But poor sales may be the least of “Border in the Court” Wilson’s problems. The Legal Aid Society of New York just told its staff that it is requesting an inquiry by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct into whether His Honor can be trusted to rule impartially in cases involving immigrants. Perhaps Wilson will soon have more time to tend his own garden? — Jon Steinberg Judge Is in Immig Groups’ Bad Books [NYDN]