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When asylum seekers come to the United States, they want to work—but an outdated immigration statute is making that more difficult than it needs to be.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 […]

Jamaican Home Health Aides in Rochester

Jamaican Home Health Aides in Rochester

By Jamaica Consulate of NY Owed Compensation Agency underpaid over time. One person owed over $13,000. In a recent and significant development, the Consulate General of Jamaica in New York has initiated efforts to identify and support Jamaican individuals who were employed by the home health care agency, Excellent Care, located at 654 Empire Blvd, […]

Immigrant Labor in New York Under the Pandemic

Advocates discussed immigrant labor fights for home healthcare workers, restaurant workers and the laundry industry.

Immigrant Labor in New York Under the Pandemic

By Deanna Garcia, Documented NY The pandemic has made labor conditions worse for many low wage immigrant workers, but it has also created a galvanizing moment for workers rights organizations across the city. This was the theme of Documented’s second virtual panel discussion on immigration issues in New York City. Amir Khafagy, a freelance journalist […]

The answer to organized labor’s woes? Immigrants.

The answer to organized labor’s woes? Immigrants.

This Labor Day will be a historic one for a coalition of organized labor and immigrant rights advocates in New York. In January, both camps celebrated the passage of the state DREAM Act, which made undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state college tuition assistance. Several months later, the state Legislature overcame bipartisan resistance to authorize driver’s licenses for […]