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Immigration News Today: Migrants Kicked Out Of Shelter During Flooding

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New York

When New Yorkers were cautioned to stay home during flooding, migrants at a Brooklyn shelter were shown out:

‘Let us wait till the rain passes and then we’ll go. Give us until the morning,’” said José Tobar, who was kicked out of a Brooklyn shelter. “We were here for two months, why not one more night?” — THE CITY

A basement apartment flooded after Hurricane Ida. On Friday, it flooded again:

Friday morning, Joy Wong, 61, who lives at the corner of Laurel Hill Boulevard and 64th Street in Queens, woke up to find three inches of water. In five minutes, her basement was filled. — The New York Times

‘Predictable emergencies’: NYC flash floods spur renewed calls for basement legalization: 

A landlord told a tenant during Ida that he could not control the rain, and that it was best for her and her family to leave the basement in bad weather. Now, with every downpour, she faces homelessness and mental health crisis. — CityLimits

New Yorkers can report damage that resulted from flooding and file a service request with the city: 

Property owners, tenants, and business owners can report property damage caused by severe weather, including water leaks, electrical complaints and more. — Read more on NYC 311

Court clears minimum hourly pay for NYC food delivery workers:

A ruling from a Manhattan judge on Thursday, mandating that app-based food delivery services must pay workers at least $17.96 an hour before tips in NYC, defeated legal efforts to stop the rule. — THE CITY

Chief Adams advisor argues a change to right-to-shelter law will alleviate housing crisis:

Ingrid Lewis Martin says limiting right to shelter would ensure migrants “won’t be so ready and able to come to New York City because they will know… they are not going to be able to provide us with shelter.” — Pix 11

CEO of immigration services company Danskoi sentenced to 10 months for immigration fraud:

Uladzimir Danskoi and previously convicted codefendant Yury Mosha aided their clients to seek asylum fraudulently. — U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York

Washington D.C.

Biden to start giving foreign aid for deportations:

The U.S. government plans to direct millions of dollars in foreign aid to help Panama intercept migrants’ journeys by deporting them before they can reach the U.S.-Mexico border. — Axios

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