Fill-In Workers Who Kept Subways Clean in Pandemic Hoping to Get Picked Up

A mostly Latin immigrant workforce stepped up when COVID-19 threw the MTA for a loop and required more cleaning with less staff. As their time runs out, many are looking for more permanent, union work with the transit agency.

Fill-In Workers Who Kept Subways Clean in Pandemic Hoping to Get Picked Up

New York City, USA – October 29, 2017: Employee worker inspecting leak in underground transit empty large platform in NYC Subway Station, wet floor sign slippery yellow cone. (Shutterstock) By Jose Martinez, THE CITY Since the height of the pandemic, jobs cleaning the subway offered some New Yorkers a way to collect a paycheck as […]

Extension of TPS for Venezuela

Extension of TPS for Venezuela

On Sept. 7, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice explaining how beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation can re-register to retain TPS and renew their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced an 18-month extension of the […]

Immigration Status Will No Longer Be a Barrier for Aspiring Lawyers in New Mexico

Immigration Status Will No Longer Be a Barrier for Aspiring Lawyers in New Mexico

By American Immigration Council Staff Written by American Immigration Council staff Leani García Torres and Raul Pinto The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative provides certain young, undocumented immigrants with a renewable two-year work permit. However, this work permit does not always mean DACA recipients can go into the profession of their choice. Certain […]

Interview: How We Exposed Scientology’s Decades of Secret Immigrant Labor

Interview: How We Exposed Scientology’s Decades of Secret Immigrant Labor

By Documented NY In an exclusive exposé produced by Documented and New York Magazine, foreign workers revealed that the Church of Scientology has recruited thousands under the pretense of religious work, but has instead compelled them to do work with questionable religious value including cleaning dumpsters and doing construction work for extended periods of time. […]

DCWP: Protecting Immigrant Workers

DCWP: Protecting Immigrant Workers

By Linda Nwoke A recent and unexpected surge of migrants that began as early as May has arrived in New York City, causing a swell of people staying in NYC shelters. In a briefing, Mayor Adams addressed the current wave of nearly 3,000 newly arrived migrants. Mayor Adams, Department of Social Services Commissioner Gary Jenkins, […]

Conservatives’ Federal Case Challenges Immigrant Voting — Using Ex-Council Members’ Own Words

Adams administration officials, including culture commissioner Laurie Cumbo, feature prominently in case that alleges illegal racially discriminatory intent that harms Black voters.

Conservatives’ Federal Case Challenges Immigrant Voting — Using Ex-Council Members’ Own Words

New York, NY – January 21, 2019: NYC Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo speaks during 33rd Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. (Shutterstock) By Yoav Gonen, THE CITY An Indiana-based conservative legal group has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to derail a local law that would […]

Legal Work-Related Immigration has Fallen by a Third Since 2020, Contributing to US Labor Shortages

Legal Work-Related Immigration has Fallen by a Third Since 2020, Contributing to US Labor Shortages

By Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, The Conversation With Americans having fewer children and the nation’s labor force getting older, many employers in manufacturing, aviation and other industries are having trouble finding enough workers. The gap between the demand for labor and its supply was already forming in 2017. By 2018, the U.S. economy had increasingly more […]

How Schools Welcome Newly Arrived Immigrant and Refugee Students

How Schools Welcome Newly Arrived Immigrant and Refugee Students

By Rich Andre, Immigration Impact School is back in session. For many states and localities across the country, that means welcoming newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth into the classroom. There will be increased need for student support this fall, given that the United States has resettled more than 76,000 Afghans and 100,000 Ukrainians over […]

Colombia’s New Left-Wing Government: Three Opportunities to Build Stronger Ties With Africa

Colombia’s New Left-Wing Government: Three Opportunities to Build Stronger Ties With Africa

Bogota, Colombia; November 22, 2021: Francia Marquez Mina, Colombia’s vice president afro-descendant woman, environmental activist and feminist “Soy porque somos” and “pacto historico” movements By Gustavo de Carvalho, The Conversation The recent election of Colombia’s first left-wing president, Gustavo Petro, and first black vice-president, Francia Márquez, creates a new opening to revitalize ties with Africa. […]