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The Scaffold Law is a protection for immigrants who "feel pressured by the employers to do things that we know are dangerous."
Construction workers Everardo Bonilla and Luis Cuji, from right, ride to a worksite in Lower Manhattan, New York, on June 18, 2021. After picking up the work van, Everardo Bonilla picks up colleagues before heading out to different places around the city. Photo: Oscar Durand for Documented

Developers Want to Make One Of NYC’s Most Dangerous Jobs Even Riskier

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States Eliminating ‘Dehumanizing’ Immigrant Terms

Plus: Months-long processing delays cost immigrants their jobs, and Oregon lawmakers request funding to resettle Afghan refugees

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Afghan Refugee Families Join Jersey City Community

Plus: Ossining Latino parents create services to help families, and a recap of Documented's event on construction industry deaths

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How CARRP Flags Immigrants as National Security Threats

Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP) was instituted at the end of the Bush administration in 2008 with the purpose to vet immigrants that could present “national security concerns” to the United States.