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Immigration News Today: DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Aim to Stop City Law Requiring $17.96 an Hour for Delivery Workers

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New York

DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber aim to stop City law that would require them to pay delivery workers $17.96 an hour:

Companies must pay delivery workers starting next week, per the new law which DoorDash has described as “extreme,” “misguided,” and “bad policy.” — THE CITY

Meeting the needs of migrants with low digital literacy in New York City:

Documented details its methods for delivering actionable information to migrants with low digital literacy in New York City. — Read more

Around the U.S. 

Florida outlaws ID cards issued to undocumented immigrants:

Certain IDs from Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Vermont are now invalid in Florida. — News Nation

Employers say Florida’s new immigration law causing worker shortage:

WSJ reporter Deborah Acosta spoke with Florida farmers and contractors who lost more than half of their workers under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ anti-immigrant law. — WBUR

New documentary shows how child translators help their immigrant parents navigate life:

The 20-minute short doc shows the real lives of three bilingual children who are doing their best to bridge the language gap for their Spanish-speaking parents. — Refinery 29

Denver considers giving immigrants, refugees financial assistance using $3 million in federal funds:

The Denver City Council has given an initial approval for using leftover COVID-19 relief funds to help upwards of 2,000 families. — CBS News

The woman saving trans lives at the US-Mexico border: ‘Why would I turn my back on them?’

Susana ‘Susy’ Barrales runs a shelter in Tijuana, which has become a destination for trans women fleeing persecution and looking for support and healthcare. — The Guardian

How migrants DeSantis flew to Martha’s Vineyard came to call it home:

Some of the 49 migrants the Florida government flew to the liberal enclave last year have found work, friends and a new life on the wealthy island. — The New York Times

Washington D.C.

U.S. passport seekers describe a slow-motion agony of waiting, worrying, holding the line:

Government officials are blaming epic wait times on lingering pandemic-related staffing shortages and a pause of online processing. — AP News

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