According to an announcement by Mayor Eric Adams on September 13, 2023, he began conducting a census in New York of the population of recently arrived immigrants who are over the age of 18, to determine who meets the requirements to apply for a job. permit, the EFE agency reported.

Adams and New York State Governor Kathy Hochul have so far assured that “there are thousands of jobs available in the city and agricultural areas of the state, but they are only available to those who have work permits. , who in turn must have submitted an asylum application.”

Until the 12th of this month, “the city had evaluated more than 10,000 immigrants,” an effort that – according to the Spanish agency – would last another two weeks.

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Jobs in New York

Thirteen days after announcing this type of census, Hochul sent an interesting message about migration: “We have more than 400,000 jobs available in New York.”

It didn’t take long for him to further describe the offer: “We have more than 400,000 jobs available, workers are needed in the field, construction, restaurants, hotels, nurses and hospitals… My God, those positions could be filled right now.”

Hochul’s words were reported on NY1, a TV station.

According to that outlet, “the assistance will focus on cases of Venezuelans who qualify for TPS, which provides temporary protection against deportation, as well as work permits for people who were in the United States before July 31, 2023.”

According to Hochul, “in light of this emergency, all necessary assistance is needed to provide support to immigrants, in terms of guiding them through the various legal procedures so that they can apply for asylum and also work permits.”

The US government will issue work permits to nearly half a million Venezuelans residing in the country

According to Andrew Rigie, executive director of the New York Hospitality Alliance, quoted in AFP last August, “There are more than 10,000 jobs available in this sector alone, for which they cannot find Americans, or not enough people currently qualified to work for the hen.”

The role of the National Guard

In the words of the Governor of New York: “The National Guard will deploy an additional 150 uniformed personnel who will join the mission of assisting immigrants seeking asylum, a total of 2,200 troops, of which 250 will be specifically responsible for handling of each case. ”.

Work permits

In late August, Mayor Adams urged the federal government, AFP reported, to speed up work permits so immigrants welcomed by the city can gain independence.

On September 20, Joe Biden’s administration announced “actions to expedite certain work permits for undocumented immigrants, following criticism from politicians in his own party, such as New York Mayor Eric Adams, who attacked the executive branch for not doing enough did to solve the immigration problem. crisis,” published EFE.

That day, the Spanish agency explained that from October 1, applications for work authorization documents submitted by undocumented migrants on parole – and who have also made the appointment through the CBP One application – will be processed within a period of 30 days instead of the 90 considered so far.

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In addition, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will “deploy additional staff to reduce the time which will also be limited to 30 days for the administration of these work papers carried out by conditionally released Cubans, Haitians, Venezuelans or Nicaraguans.”

In light of Governor Hochul’s announcement, NY 1 consulted a migrant from Venezuela, who stated: “It would be spectacular if they gave us Venezuelans the opportunity to obtain work permits to be able to work (…), not all of us. “We come, we wait to live in a shelter, the reality… we want to work.”