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Articles By Amir Khafagy

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

Delivery Workers Are Struggling to Survive the Pandemic

Online ordering platforms have fundamentally changed delivering food in New York, making the job less stable, more dangerous and increasingly lonely, according to workers

Surveillance Primary category in which blog post is published

Muslim Men On No-Fly List for Refusing to Spy Can Now Sue FBI Agents

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that three immigrant Muslim men can sue the federal agency that placed them on a no-fly list for refusing to serve as government informants

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Primary category in which blog post is published

Cuomo Has Not Signed a Bill to Fight ICE Arrests at Courthouses

The "Protect Our Courts Act" was passed in July, but Cuomo has yet to sign it into law. In the meantime, ICE arrests continue.

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

New York Frontline Workers Claim to Have Been Fired for Having COVID-19

A single mother of seven on Long Island says she was fired for having Covid-19 by FDR Services, a laundry company that services NYC hospitals

Sex Workers Primary category in which blog post is published

Sex Workers at Risk Under New Prosecution Strategy, Advocates Say

Queens DA Melinda Katz's new task force will prosecute based on the "Nordic Model," which focuses on prosecuting human traffickers and buyers of sex. Advocates say this will create risks by putting sex workers under surveillance and thrusts them into the criminal justice system

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Some Immigrants Avoid New York Hospitals Because of the Public Charge Rule

USCIS says COVID-19 related treatment will not count towards public charge determinations, but fear persists

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Taxi Drivers are Hoping for a Bailout as Business Stalls Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Taxi and Limousine Commission has a plan to turn some drivers into delivery workers