“Seeking asylum has become nearly as difficult as getting here in the first place.”
Clean mattresses, sheets and pillows. Towels, soap and toilet paper. These are among the shelter requirements New York State has agreed to waive in instances where no alternative is available—specifically for adults in NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters—according to a letter obtained by City Limits.
Immigration officials confirmed the moves to City Limits Tuesday, and lawyers say some 35 detainees have been sent from the Orange County Jail to as far away as Mississippi.
‘Businesses across the state and nation are experiencing a significant labor shortage. The key to solving this crisis rests largely in our ability to maximize the untapped potential of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents. That starts by offering thousands of undocumented individuals, many of whom are holding essential jobs that keep our city running, a pathway to citizenship.’
Federal and state eligibility rules disqualify those who file with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers, or ITINs—a common practice among immigrant workers. Experts estimate that there are around 107,610 children in ITIN-filing households across New York State.
City Limits is partnering with the New York Immigration Coalition, THE CITY and Gotham Gazette for a mayoral forum May 6 where the candidates vying to be the city’s next mayor will discuss their immigration platforms.
What the candidates are saying so far — and what advocates hope they will eventually talk about.
Administración Trump obsesionada por transformar el sistema migratorio: Reporte señala 63 cambios durante la pandemia y más de 400 en total
El nivel de obsesión y de adicción al trabajo en temas de inmigración hacen única a la administración Trump.
‘This rule, this change that they’re trying to put into effect, it actually touches very few people. Public Charge as a test does not apply to all immigrants, does not apply to all immigration applications,’ says Sonia Lin, of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
The current administration has declared today that the DACA program is set to fully expire on March 5, 2018. Congress has 6 months to pass legislation to save almost 1 million American youth from going back to living in the shadows. Here is what you need to know right now!