Taxpayers should bail out the low-wage migrant workers who support the city’s elite economy during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the city’s comptroller, Scott Stringer. Legal immigrants and illegal migrants are part of the city’s one million population who are “too often ignored, underpaid, and overworked … [and] very often lack healthcare, have to travel long distances to get to work, and struggle with childcare,” said Stringer’s March 26 report.
.@NYCComptroller new study found 19% of “frontline workers” are non-citizens, “often placing them in a precarious and frightening position in this age of arbitrary ICE crackdowns.” #COVID19 #NewYorkUnited https://t.co/8swfUJhCMl— Eddie (@EddieATaveras) March 27, 2020
The public & GOP blocked the business push in Congress to keep 100K+ visa workers in US jobs.— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) March 26, 2020
Next, biz asks agencies for the labor giveaway, with deceptive op-eds & earnest pleas from elite professional trade associations.
OK, so who lobbies back?#H1Bhttps://t.co/OUxZcq1gYU
Rep. Adriano Espaillat: "It is... criminal to leave out immigrants. They clean our houses, take care of our children and our elderly. It is also criminal to short change New York." pic.twitter.com/JktBPrKacF— The Hill (@thehill) March 27, 2020
Some Aliens Cut Out Of Senate's COVID-19 Stimulus Package. it specifically mandates that “nonresident aliens” without SSNs won’t be eligible for the $1,200 per adult and $500 per child benefit.— Jessica Vaughan (@JessicaV_CIS) March 27, 2020