“You Want to Work or You Want to Steal?” The Impossible Choices Migrants Face Without Work Authorization
By Stacy Torres, SWS Member
“…More than 100,000 migrants have arrived in New York City since spring 2022, with more coming daily. The city reports housing more than 82,000 people, including nearly 30,000 children, with the mayor estimating shelter costs to reach $12 billion by 2025.
Such desperate scenes rhyme with my father’s migration journey from Chile nearly five decades ago as an undocumented immigrant. His story illustrates one simple but effective solution to easing the current crisis: expediting work authorization.”
View the full essay here: https://www.everydaysociologyblog.com/2023/09/you-want-to-work-or-you-want-to-steal-the-impossible-choices-migrants-face-without-work-authorizatio.html#more and PDF Version here.