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Articles By Amir Khafagy

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Jing Fong’s Workers are Fighting to Keep Their Chinatown Restaurant Alive

Over 100 people gathered outside the restaurant's landlord East Bank in Chinatown to protest its closure

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Essential Subway Workers Allege Underpayment and Dangerous Conditions

Workers were told to clean up vomit and feces. "All they gave us was a towel, cheap gloves, and one face mask. It was really miserable,” one former contractor said.

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A Strike That Essential Workers at Hunts Point Produce Market Won

Unionized workers at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market began a strike after management refused to raise their wages. On Saturday, they announced they had won an 70 cent-per-hour raise

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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