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Immigration News Today: 5-Year-Old Migrant Boy Dies During Freezing Shelter Stay

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.

New York

Lawmakers seek more changes to NYC’s street vending rules:

NYC Council is considering lifting the cap on street vending licenses, following 2021 reforms, as vendors and advocates argue that the current system is broken. — City Limits

As holidays approach, migrants face eviction from New York City shelters:

Advocates express concerns about disrupting vulnerable families during the cold months, especially affecting schooling. — VOA News

Around the U.S.

Abbott signs law allowing Texas to arrest migrants, setting up federal showdown:

It will take effect in March, which could bring in mass arrests and a court fight between Texas and the federal government over immigration powers. — The New York Times

After mother’s cry for help and CPR, 5-year-old migrant boy dies during Chicago shelter stay

Staff said the discoloration of his lips was “probably because of the cold,” a police report said. — Chicago Tribune

Meth and cocaine dipped in jalapeño paste? 349 bags of drugs extracted, carefully, in San Diego:

Customs found nearly 2 tons of methamphetamine and cocaine that worth $10.4 million. — LA Times

Washington D.C.

Trump’s rhetoric in final campaign sprint goes to new dark extremes:

Trump’s claim that migrants are “poisoning the blood of our country” was condemned by the White House. — CNN

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