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On Wednesday, May 6, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority began its unprecedented 24/7 cleaning operation and new MTA Essential Plan Night Service during the subway closure from 1 – 5 a.m. The new cleaning and disinfecting regimen marks the most aggressive in the MTA’s history, and will include around-the-clock efforts at all facilities. Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Essential Subway Workers Allege Underpayment and Dangerous Conditions

Workers were told to clean up vomit and feces. "All they gave us was a towel, cheap gloves, and one face mask. It was really miserable,” one former contractor said.

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U.S. Delays Plan to Bring in Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico

The U.S. canceled plans Monday to bring asylum seekers into two ports of entry in Texas, even as it slowly brings them into California.

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NYC Immigrants Struggle to Find COVID-19 Vaccine

Corona, Queens, was hardest hit by COVID-19, but just 5 percent of its residents have secured coronavirus vaccines.