How day laborers are feeling the effects of inflation

Many day laborers are having difficulties paying bills because of rising prices and fewer work opportunities.
Day laborers wait for offers of work outside the Don Bosco workers center in Port Chester, New York.
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This fourth-generation farmer cultivates new ideas

Aug 23, 2022
Amber Balakian went "to college thinking, 'I'm going to do something else and get away from everything.' I actually ended up coming back."
Amber Balakian, a co-owner of Balakian Farms in Fresno, California. "It's not always easy to make those changes ... but I think it's worth it in the end,” she says.
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Ukrainians will soon be eligible for temporary protected status. What does that mean?

Apr 6, 2022
It lets people get work permits and protects them from deportation. The status does not offer a path to citizenship.
While Ukrainians will soon be eligible for temporary protected status, it is not a path to citizenship and doesn't include eligibility for programs like federal housing assistance or food stamps.
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For many immigrants, the eviction crisis has already begun

Sep 1, 2020
Undocumented tenants have the same rights when it comes to evictions. But they often can't come forward to report abuse.
Renters and housing advocates attend a protest to cancel rent and avoid evictions amid the Coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles.
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For workers with DACA status, Supreme Court ruling means fewer worries about job security

Jun 19, 2020
DACA recipients still have to renew their work authorization every two years.
If the Trump administration tries to eliminate DACA again, it’ll introduce more uncertainty into the employer-employee relationship.
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It's not just undocumented immigrants who could be left out of the stimulus money

Apr 2, 2020
U.S. citizens with an undocumented spouse or child would also be denied a check.
Stay-at-home orders in California and elsewhere have exempted farmworkers. Above, farmworkers harvest zucchini Wednesday in Florida.
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"Moving Forward," an unexpected journey in U.S. politics

Dec 6, 2019
Karine Jean-Pierre's new memoir explores today's politics and asks what it can do about income equality.
The American flag flies over the U.S. Capitol.
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Research finds Atlanta economy boosted by growing immigrant population

Aug 29, 2019
A survey from New American Economy says the region has more than 73,000 immigrant entrepreneurs.
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For one immigrant who returned to Mexico, a long road to opportunity

Mar 20, 2019
In 2010, shortly after Arizona had passed the controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070, Jessica Gonzalez was riding a bus through downtown Phoenix when it passed a crowds of protesters and counter-protesters. Gonzalez remembers being the only person with brown skin on the bus. When the protesters spotted her through the window, she […]
Jessica Gonzalez, an immigrant who grew up in Arizona, returned to Mexico after the signing of sweeping immigration law known as SB 1070.
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