Labor Shortage Can Be Fixed by Letting Asylum Seekers Get Work Permits Sooner, Business Leaders Say

Labor Shortage Can Be Fixed by Letting Asylum Seekers Get Work Permits Sooner, Business Leaders Say

When asylum seekers come to the United States, they want to work—but an outdated immigration statute is making that more difficult than it needs to be. After filing an asylum application, asylum seekers must wait an agonizing six months before they can receive a work permit. This makes their already vulnerable position even worse and […]

Adams Admin Takes Second Shot at Suspending ‘Right to Shelter’ in New Court Filing

Adams Admin Takes Second Shot at Suspending ‘Right to Shelter’ in New Court Filing

HELP ran an intake center in East New York for single women entering the homeless shelter system, Oct. 3, 2023. Alex Krales/THE CITY By Greg B. Smith and Gwynne Hogan | October 3, 2023 The revised plea from City Hall would suspend the decree under more tailored circumstances, but advocates say it still amounts to […]

Biden admin extends immigration protections to Venezuelan migrants, including thousands in NYC

Biden admin extends immigration protections to Venezuelan migrants, including thousands in NYC

By Jon Campbell | Gothamist | September 20, 2023 An estimated 472,000 Venezuelan migrants — including tens of thousands in New York City — will receive protection from deportation and be eligible to receive work permits under a new action announced Wednesday evening by the Biden administration. The Department of Homeland Security will extend and re-designate […]

NYC Comptroller Lander Declines to Approve $432 Million DocGo Contract for Work on Asylum Seeker Emergency

NYC Comptroller Lander Declines to Approve $432 Million DocGo Contract for Work on Asylum Seeker Emergency

Contract returned to Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) due to outstanding concerns about controversial vendor hired to provide shelter services to new arrivals in New York City and Upstate   New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Brad Lander announced he declined to approve a $432 million contract with DocGo, Inc (formally known […]

ICYMI: Comptroller Lander Op-ed on Asylum Seekers in The Nation

ICYMI: Comptroller Lander Op-ed on Asylum Seekers in The Nation

Editorial credit: Sean Aidan Calderbank / Shutterstock.com New York, NY — New York City Comptroller Brad Lander published an opinion piece in The Nation offering a vision for how government can work together so that asylum seekers can help the city thrive. Read the full op-ed below:  Mayor Eric Adams said the quiet part way too loud last […]

Adams: Cost of migrants ‘will destroy New York City’

Adams: Cost of migrants ‘will destroy New York City’

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Jeff Coltin NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams made some of his strongest comments yet on his concerns about the unending flow of migrants coming to the city, warning it will upend neighborhoods and continue to strain resources. “Never in my life have I had […]

Stay Home, Says White House to Prospective Immigrants: Title 42 Expansion Keeps Trump’s Racist Immigration Agenda Alive; DACA Under Threat and Caps

Stay Home, Says White House to Prospective Immigrants: Title 42 Expansion Keeps Trump’s Racist Immigration Agenda Alive; DACA Under Threat and Caps

Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico 11-16-2022: Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants crossed the Rio Bravo after the judge announced the suspension of title 42, to request humanitarian asylum in the United States. (Shutterstock) By JR Holguin President Biden continues to uphold Title 42, which was exploited as a necessary measure during the Covid-19 pandemic by the Trump Administration […]

Transcript: Mayor Eric Adams Declares Asylum Seeker State of Emergency, Calls for Urgent Aid From Federal, State Governments

Transcript: Mayor Eric Adams Declares Asylum Seeker State of Emergency, Calls for Urgent Aid From Federal, State Governments

New York, NY – September 19, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams delivers keynote remarks at the opening of Concordia annual summit at Sheraton Times Square. (Shutterstock) Mayor Eric Adams: My fellow New Yorkers, we are in a crisis situation. New York City now has more than 61,000 people in our shelter system. That includes thousands of […]

Speaker Adams and Council Members Oppose Plan to Site Asylum Seeker Relief and Intake Center at Randall’s Island, Propose New Approach

Urge Administration to consider indoor locations and focus on expediting transitions from homeless shelters into permanent housing by eliminating bureaucracy and expanding supportive housing.

Speaker Adams and Council Members Oppose Plan to Site Asylum Seeker Relief and Intake Center at Randall’s Island, Propose New Approach

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 17: New York City Council’s Speaker Adrienne Adams speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem on January 17, 2022 in New York City. (Shutterstock) City Hall, NY – Speaker Adrienne Adams, Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, and the chair and members of the Council’s Immigration Committee expressed major […]

Biden is Hoping Small Changes go a Long Way on Immigration

Biden is Hoping Small Changes go a Long Way on Immigration

Dallas, TX USA – April 9, 2017: American Flags Waved During Immigration Reform March (Shutterstock) By Michael D. Shear and Miriam Jordan, The New York Times WASHINGTON — Even before the political spectacle of a Republican governor flying migrants to a tiny resort island in Massachusetts, President Biden’s top border officials decided there had to […]

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