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Articles By Rommel H. Ojeda

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Documented Talks: The State of Labor Law and the Construction Industry in New York

Four experts on the construction industry break down how companies evade accountability for worker's deaths and surviving families are left with little compensation

Federal Immigration Policy Primary category in which blog post is published

Immigrant Mothers Pressure Senator to Support Path to Citizenship in Reconciliation Package

The East Harlem organization, Movement for Justice in El Barrio, gathered in front of Senator Gillibrand’s office to demand support for a path to citizenship for immigrants in the budget reconciliation package.

Español Primary category in which blog post is published

FASTEN: Ayuda de renta para inmigrantes en Nueva York

Como aplicar a FASTEN: ayuda para inquilinos la ciudad de Nueva York quienes están al riesgo de perder su hogar.

Resources Primary category in which blog post is published

FASTEN: Rental Assistance for Tenants Facing Housing Insecurity in New York

Funds and Services for Tenants Experiencing Need (FASTEN) is a program available for vulnerable and underserved New York residentes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who are facing housing insecurity at risk of losing their homes. Here is how to apply.

Pandemic Relief Primary category in which blog post is published

NY’s Excluded Workers Fund is Almost Out of Money

At a press conference organized by the Excluded Workers Coalition, more than 200 community members, advocates and representatives demanded for more funding to meet the high number of applications for the Excluded Workers Fund.

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

Home Health Workers Protest 24-Hour Shifts with Unpaid “Sleep Breaks”

Chinese Planning Council home health attendants say that receiving only 13 hours of pay for 24-hour shifts is unfair, and detrimental to their health.

Pandemic Relief Primary category in which blog post is published

Workers in the Cash Economy Struggle to Access the Excluded Workers Fund

Immigrant New Yorkers paid in cash told Documented the evidence requirements for the EWF are making it impossible to access greatly needed funds

New York Immigrant Communities Primary category in which blog post is published

Documented Talks: How 9/11 Changed Our Immigration System

As a result of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. revamped its immigration system with the creation of DHS and ICE. However, the creation of this agencies also led to unfair profiling of Muslim communities who became targets for raids and crackdowns. This was the topic for Documented’s seventh panel on immigration issues: how 9/11 Changed Our Immigration System.