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Immigration News Today: Street Vendor Tickets Surge in the Bronx

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

The Bronx is the new hot spot for street vendor tickets:

Bronx vendors received 29% more tickets from the city sanitation department than they had from Department of Consumer and Worker Protection the year prior, even as tickets issued citywide decreased 22%. — The City

Around the U.S. 

How immigrant workers have helped boost job growth and stave off a recession:

The increase of immigrant labor greatly raised the supply of available workers, easing pressure on companies to raise wages. — The Associated Press 

Texas among top states whose residents are signing up to sponsor refugees:

Minnesota, Washington, California and Ohio lead the way in numbers of residents signing up for a State Department program that lets them sponsor refugees. — Texas Public Radio

Feds send $19.3 million for Chicago, Illinois to cover soaring migrant costs:

“This announcement will help equip the city of Chicago and our state in receiving asylum seekers in a safe and orderly fashion,” said Sen. Dick Durbin. — Chicago Sun Times

Denver takes new immigrant policy to front lines, sending city officials to Texas:

Denver’s new immigration strategy restricts resources provided to migrants, signaling a shift from its previous welcoming stance. — Axios

Washington D.C.

Trump says migrants are fueling violent crime. Here’s what the research shows: 

While Trump has blamed migrants for crime rates, most research shows they are no more likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans. — Reuters

Noncitizen voting isn’t an issue in federal elections, regardless of conspiracy theories. Here’s why:Even in the extremely rare case of a noncitizen voting in federal elections, it’s unlikely that they have much impact on the election results. — The Associated Press

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