New York begins immigrant census to facilitate work permits

The goal is to reach 40,000 applicants per year who can work either in the city or in the countryside

The metropolis of New York launched a census aimed at the population of recent immigrant arrivals over 18 years of age, in order to identify those who meet the requirements to apply for work permits.

Mayor Eric Adams told workers at the city’s immigrant shelters that they are conducting this survey among the approximately 40,000 asylum seekers over the age of 18 under his care.

Thousands of jobs are said to be available both in the city and in the agricultural fields of the north of the state, but only for those who have a work permit, which must be linked to an asylum application.

To date, the city has tested more than 10,000 immigrants, an effort that will continue over the next two weeks, according to Adams.

According to data provided by the Mayor’s Office, in 16 months more than 113,300 immigrants have been admitted to the public shelter system, and of these, more than 59,900 still remain under the city’s care.

K. Tovar

Source: Bancaynegocios

(Referential image source: Muhammad Raufan Yusup, Unsplash)

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