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Immigration News Today: Fraud, Waste and Abuse: NYC Probes Public Spending for Migrants

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

NYC investigators probing city’s migrant spending for fraud, waste and abuse:

Much of the city’s spending on migrants lacks transparency, while some companies in contract with the city are under scrutiny for their treatment of migrants. — Gothamist

NYC drops troubled migrant services provider DocGo:

Mayor Eric Adams won’t renew the city’s contract with DocGo, the health care company tasked with caring for migrants and plagued by scandal and missteps. — POLITICO

Led by Texas’ governor, Republicans pounce on Adams at NY fundraiser:

“The complaining by Mayor Adams is nothing short [of] stunning. What he has is a tiny fraction of what Texas gets every day,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said of New York’s migrant influx. — POLITICO

NY migrants are getting work permits more quickly:

Data shows that the federal government is more quickly processing work permits, allowing migrants to escape the underground economy and make more money. — Gothamist

Around the U.S. 

Chicago advocates want work permits for more immigrants:

In Chicago, advocates want to extend legal work options for new residents to longtime undocumented residents and DACA applicants. — ABC News

Mexico criticizes Texas’ immigration law, underscoring country’s role in border issues:

Mexican authorities wrote in a legal brief that Texas’ proposed S.B. 4 would undermine collaboration on creating a legal migration framework and impede trade. — Spectrum News

Regretting coming to U.S., some undocumented Chinese immigrants return home: 

Many Chinese immigrants who came across the southern border failed to pass a “credible fear” interview needed to apply for asylum, among other difficulties. — VOA News

Washington D.C.

No, migrants are not driving a surge in violent crime as Trump claims:

Multiple studies indicate there is no correlation between an increase in migrant arrivals and a surge in crime. — ABC News NY

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