There's a labor shortage in the U.S. Why is it so hard for migrants to legally work?

Migrants at the Clinton Hill Shelter seek relief from the overcrowded confinements of 47 Hall Street. Residents working as delivery drivers wait for orders to come in, Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 19, 2023. At almost any migrant shelter in New York it’s easy to see men — sitting on curbs or park benches — waiting. Eddie is one of those people, sitting under a highway overpass, eating a lunch of rice and chicken. He asked that his last name be withheld, because he says he’s fleeing violence between armed groups in Colombia.

Eddie wants to apply for asylum but more […]

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