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NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 03: Eddie, an immigrant from Mexico, walks through his flooded basement level apartment in a Queens neighborhood that saw massive flooding and numerous deaths following a night of heavy wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 03, 2021 in New York City. Over 40 people were killed on the East Coast by tornadoes and flash floods did heavy damage to parts of New York and New Jersey as the evening storm caught many off guard with the severity of its rain, wind and flooding. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Renters of Basement Apartments Fear Claiming Hurricane Ida Aid

Immigrants who rent illegal basement apartments that were destroyed by Hurricane Ida are afraid to come forward to claim financial relief.

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Biden Struggles With Immigration Balancing Act

Plus: 'Remain in Mexico' policy returns soon, and advocates say Biden’s immigration spending isn't good enough

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States Eliminating ‘Dehumanizing’ Immigrant Terms

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