Detroit’s Immigrants Sustain City as Debate Consumes Washington

A mural is displayed on the side of a wall in the Mexicantown neighborhood of Southwest Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Photographer: Bryan Mitchell/Bloomberg

An influx of 16,000 immigrant Latinos big enough to prompt the opening of 17 taquerias in five years has spared southwest Detroit from the city’s downward spiral.

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