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Immigration News Today: Street Vendors Fight Back as NYPD Expands Raids

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

Street vendors push back as NYPD raids ramp up:

As immigrant street vendors face fines and have their merchandise seized in NYPD raids, they demand City Council action. — The City

Around the U.S.

U.S. restarts deportation flights to Haiti:

Immigration officials sent dozens of Haitians back to their home country on Thursday for the first time in months, government officials said. — The New York Times

Missouri AG threatens legal action after KC Mayor Quinton Lucas makes pro-immigration comment: 

The mayor suggested the city would benefit from asylum seekers coming to work in Kansas City; AG Andrew Bailey said Lucas’ comments were “widely irresponsible.” — The Kansas City Star

Chicago’s response to migrant influx stirs longstanding frustrations among Black residents: 

Chicago’s reopening of an elementary school as a migrant shelter without community input angered some Black residents, highlighting disparities in aid allocation. — The Associated Press

How South and Central Asia’s footprint on the US population is growing: 

The number of immigrants from Central and South Asia regions residing in the U.S. jumped from 2.9 million in 2010 to nearly 4.6 million in 2022, Census Bureau data shows. — VOA News

Washington D.C.

White House says plans to address causes of migration show results:

The White House’s strategy for reducing migration from Central America emphasizes job creation and human rights support, facing challenges and skepticism. — VOA News

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