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Articles By Rommel H. Ojeda

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.

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

Tax Preparers Charge Up to $600 To Send Applications for the Excluded Workers Fund

Tax preparers are taking advantage of The Excluded Workers Fund to charge immigrants for preparing applications, a service nonprofits offer for free

Español Primary category in which blog post is published

Contadores cobran hasta $600 para ayudar con las solicitudes del Fondo para Trabajadores Excluidos

Aunque las aplicaciones del Fondo para Trabajadores Excluidos se pueden postular gratuitamente, contadores y notarios en Nueva York se están aprovechando para cobrar dinero a inmigrantes que buscan postular las solicitudes.

Housing Primary category in which blog post is published

Evicted at 62: Crowd Supports Elder Tenant Against One of Chinatown’s Largest Landlords

“All of my belongings were in there. I am angry that they tricked me, even though I was told by social workers and the NYPD that they could not evict me,” Lichang Wang told Documented.

Español Primary category in which blog post is published

Mentorías gratuitas para jóvenes inmigrantes en Nueva York

Tener un mentor no solo significa recibir ayuda académica, sino también fortalecer el desarrollo personal de los jóvenes que quieren un mejor futuro. Documented enumero una lista de organizaciones que ofrecen programas de tutoría y mentoría para inmigrantes en Nueva York.

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Mentorship Opportunities for Immigrant Youth in New York

Studies have shown that a healthy relationships between mentors and mentees can lead to personal development, high self-esteem, higher grades, and better social responsibility. Here is a list of organizations and programs serving students of under-represented communities in NY.

Resources Primary category in which blog post is published

The Excluded Workers Fund: What You Need to Know to Apply

Ever since the Excluded Workers Fund was announced, New Yorkers have had multiple questions about its process of applying, and its eligibility. As the fund started accepting applications last week, Documented and Make the Road hosted a live Q&A event to answer all of those questions. Here is a recap.