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Immigration News Today: Curtis Sliwa and Guardian Angels’ Attack Under NYPD Investigation

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

NYPD investigates Guardian Angels’ attack on man misidentified as migrant: 

Curtis Sliwa’s Guardian Angels wrongly identified and accosted a man, sparking fears of vigilantism against immigrants. — New York Times

NY Democrats finally get aggressive on their border strategy: 

Democrats are intensifying attacks against the GOP over border security as they scramble to combat political onslaught from the right. — POLITICO

(Opinion) GOP hypocrisy on immigration echoes around Western New York: 

The GOP’s refusal to address immigration reform in Western New York is reflected in the case of an illegal drug dealer seeking release from federal detention, an editorial board says. — Buffalo News

Two men charged for alleged immigration scam involving staged robberies: 

The New York men allegedly aimed to help store clerks apply for U nonimmigrant visas, and facing up to five years in prison if convicted. — Boston.com

Around the U.S. 

(Column) California Latinos have become more skeptical of undocumented immigrants. What changed?

63% of Latinos in California consider undocumented immigrants to be a “burden,” compared with 79% of whites, a UC Berkeley’s poll shows. — Los Angeles Times

Washington D.C.

Surge in immigration will boost U.S. economy, Congressional Budget Office says: 

The Congressional Budget Office forecasts a $7 trillion boost to the U.S. economy over the next decade due to increased immigration, but wages will rise more slowly. — TIME

(Commentary) The collapse of bipartisan immigration reform: A guide for the perplexed: A bipartisan congressional team took four months to negotiate the bill, but it took less than four days for its support among Republicans to collapse. — Brookings Institution

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